From the Queer Lens: LGBTQIA+ Social Worker’s Experience in the Profession | NASW-NYS Chapter Chats
Facilitated by: Tatyahna Costello, MSW Intern at NASW-NYS
Anna Disser, BSW Student
Eddie Bravo, LMSW
Alice Lithell, MSW, PhD Student
Claire Howard, MSW Student
Micky Mack, LCSW, PPS, MT-BC
Lindsey Robin-Chen, LCSW
LGBTQIA+ social workers are in every area of social work and have been since the beginning of time. Through the Stonewall Rights, the passage of same-sex marriage, and more, social workers have been at the forefront. However, the social work profession has not been free of discrimination and harm to the queer community despite the values that we hold. Don’t believe us, come join us for this panel of a range of folks from the LGBTQIA+ community who also identify as social workers. This Chapter Chat will give a platform to the community to share the way social work has or has not shown up for the Queer community when navigating the profession. Each panelist will discuss their identity and how it has shaped their experience in the profession as well as how they navigated these challenges. Attendees will be able to gain insight of experiences from the community as well as learn ways we can begin to make real change so the same principles we use for clients can be given to social workers. Join us to participate in a panel about how the social work profession can be better, do better, and move forward together in unity and advocacy.
Chapter Chats initially emerged out of a need to socially connect social workers while practicing physical distancing. They have grown into an accessible and easy way for social workers to share resources, network, and engage with one another across the State and Nation.
These are conversations hosted by social workers, for social workers. Open to all who would like to attend, and any NASW member is invited to host a topic or conversation!
Please be informed that Chapter Chats do not offer continuing education credit, rather are an accessible and easy way for social workers to share resources, network, and engage with one another across the State and Nation. To explore continuing education opportunities with the New York State Chapter, please click here now!