Revolutionize the Profession: Town Hall 22
How can Social Work Culture Support Body Sovereignty?

When:  September 27, 2022, 06:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting.

What is Revolutionize Social Work?
Revolutionize Social Work (RSW) is a movement of social workers from around the world committed to naming and dismantling racism and white supremacy that is perpetrated and perpetuated by social work.

Who can be a part of Revolutionize Social Work?
Any person committed to creating a most racially just society and social work profession. There is no membership necessary. It is imperative that our anti-racist work is led by the community that has been oppressed and marginalized by white supremacy and racism. Social workers with white privilege are invited to practice allyship through listening and learning in our town halls, contributing to our Action Groups, and  spreading the word about this initiative.

Who leads Revolutionize Social Work?
The NASW-NYS Revolutionize Leadership Team is leading the journey to transform social work by identifying the ways in which racism is perpetuated in our profession to hold these systems of power accountable.

Revolutionize Social Work is an initiative of the NYS Chapter of NASW that works to:
(1) Acknowledge the history and current ways that white supremacy and racism exist in social work practice;
(2) Create goals to achieve a racially just profession;
(3) Develop and implement action plans to achieve these goals and hold systems of power accountable


Call for Proposals: CE Presenters and Presentations on the Intersection of Historically Racialized Communities and Social Work

The NASW-NYS Revolutionize Social Work initiative initially started as a movement to create transformational antiracist change in social work. The Revolutionize Social Work town hall events successfully connected BIPOC social workers across the world who created the Revolutionize Healing peer support project to join with peers, process the impact of daily racism, and cultivate power through caring for themselves and their community.

Through both initiatives, the importance of honoring, learning, and uplifting the history of BIPOC people and social workers has been as consistent request. Creating a platform for social workers to provide this education will help to set a more stable foundation to revolutionize social work. Those who hold history have power, and it is crucial that we uplift the history of BIPOC social workers as we continue our journey to revolutionize social work. This history series will start in 2022, and our goal is to cultivate a robust curriculum on revolutionary social work history accessible to social workers, students, and schools.

Who can present?
Any presenter educating about a community, must be from that community.


  • A presentation about the Cherokee community and experience must be presented by a Cherokee individual
  • A presentation about the Queer, Black, Trans Woman community and experience must be presented by a Queer, Black, Trans Woman

Topics open for proposals:
Indigenous/Native American History, Black History, Latinx History, African American History, Asian History, Asian American History, Kurdish History, Pacific Islander History, Native Hawaiian History, QTPOC History, Hmong History, Mexican History, BIPOC Women’s History, Assyrians History, Punjabi History, BIPOC Immigrants, Refugees, and Migrants History, BIPOC Persons with Serious and Persistent Mental Illness History, Egyptian History, BIPOC LGBTQ+ History, Caribbean American History, BIPOC Disability Community History, Uyghurs History, Bengali History, Māori History, the history of any other racialized group not listed

To become a presenter, go to:
Complete the program proposal and submit with your resume to All presenters will be paid.

Questions? Email us at

Did you miss us live?

Revolutionize the Profession: Past Town Hall Recordings


Click here to view the NASW-NYS Chapter Diversity Plan. If you would like to contribute to defining the action steps needed in order to reach these goals, please reach out to the chapter at

Data and Story Collection

In addition to the Town Halls, NASW-NYS will also be collecting stories from BIPOC social workers. This is an opportunity to voice your experiences of racism within the profession and NASW-NYS. We will be collecting these stories and data to support the work, to share on social media, and recite within the town halls when social workers would like to remain anonymous.

To view and/or answer our first three prompts, click here.