Combatting Oppression and Confronting Privilege in Advocacy and Policy for Social Workers



Combatting Oppression and Confronting Privilege in Advocacy and Policy for Social Workers

Tuesday, January 30th, 2024

6:00pm to 7:30pm ET


Presenter: Evelyn Williams, MSW


NASW Other Chapter Member (Including NYC): $30

Non-Members: $37.5

NASW-NYS Student and Transitional Members: FREE

Students from School Sponsoring Student Series: FREE

(University at Buffalo, SUNY Albany, College of Saint Rose, Roberts Wesleyan, Stony Brook University, Fordham/Molloy Collaborative, Adelphi University, Falk College, or Daemen University) ​​​​

This workshop is approved for 1.5 continuing education credit hours for licensed social workers, licensed mental health counselors, licensed marriage and family therapists and licensed psychologists

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Workshop Description
A core ethical principle of the social work profession is social justice, and this program will identify ways for social workers to further engage in advocacy targeted at the root cause of various social inequities. This program will outline a framework for understanding structures and policies from a lens that combats oppression and confronts privilege. Utilizing examples, experience, and research, the presenter will discuss ways to apply this framework for social workers of all disciplines to develop and work towards an intentional strategy of deconstructing oppression and confronting privilege.  


Learning Objectives

After the completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

1.    Describe social workers’ ethical obligation to social justice and advocacy
2.    Identify frameworks for understanding and addressing root causes of oppression and privilege
3.    Discuss ways to develop an intentional strategy for anti-oppressive advocacy 
4.    Describe ways to apply anti-oppressive frameworks and strategies to social work practice

This workshop is approved for 1.5 continuing education credit hours.

NASW-NYS is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers (Provider ID #0014), licensed mental health counselors (Provider ID #MHC-0053), licensed marriage and family therapists (Provider ID #MFT-0037) and licensed psychologists (Provider ID #PSY-0088).

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Evelyn G. Williams, MSW has over 30 years of progressive experience in health care administration, consulting, legislative advocacy, and teaching at the baccalaureate and graduate levels. Her primary professional direction was in community health care assisting in opening three community health centers (CHC) and providing technical assistance to CHC’s in the federal Region II locations. She also held several administrative positions in the NYS Department of Health. In 1999, after completing eleven years as the President/CEO of Whitney M. Young Jr. Health Center, Evelyn chose to pursue her consulting career, working with community-based organizations in the areas of program development, strategic management, and leadership.
Her consultant endeavors include providing consultant services to state and federal agencies, community-based organizations, and social/cultural groups. She assisted organizations in opening health care programs, developing short and long-term strategic plans, writing grants, conducting organizational performance evaluations, designing fundraising projects, facilitating governing board retreats, and planning and implementing statewide and national conferences and professional meetings.
Concurrent with the progressive experience in health care, Ms. Williams has had varied teaching positions since 1979. Completing her tenure in FORUM and the Center of International Programs within Empire State College, she is currently a lecturer within the School of Social Welfare, University at Albany.
Ms. Williams’ leadership skills are represented through serving on several statewide and regional professional organizations’ governing boards, as well as her role as legislative chair and chairperson of the community health care statewide association.
Ms. Williams, in addition to the above, is a certified yoga & Shake Your Soul/Dancekinetics instructor and a proud grandmother.


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January 30th, 2024 from  6:00 PM to  7:30 PM
Event Fee(s)
NASW-NYS Member $0.00
NASW Other Chapter Member (Including NYC) $30.00
Non-Member $37.50
NASW-NYS Student and Transitional Member $0.00
Student from School Sponsoring Student Series $0.00