Mission:

Our mission is to create and develop affirming experiences for LGBTQ+ individuals within the social work community that authentically aligns with the integrity and ethics of social work practice while breaking down and restructuring existing oppressive practices/institutions.

What is From the Ashes We RISE?

From the Ashes We RISE (Respect, Inspire, Speak, Engage) is a movement of LGBTQ+ social workers from around New York state committed to naming and dismantling systematic oppression and harm that is perpetrated and perpetuated by social work.

Who can be a part of From the Ashes We RISE?

We encourage everyone to attend From the Ashes; We RISE. QTPOC, LGBTQ+, & TGNCNB folks are invited to lead, to facilitate, to speak, and we invite our Cisgender, Heterosexual Collegues to listen and learn from our experiences in order to do better in the profession and fight for change alongside us, not from the side lines.

Who leads From the Ashes We RISE?

The We RISE Leadership Team is Led by QTPOC, LGBTQ+, TGNCNB Individuals. The We RISE Leadership Team is leading the journey to transform social work by identifying the ways in which sexism, racism & homophobia, transphobia, lack of education and competence is perpetuated in our profession to hold these systems of power accountable.

From the Ashes We RISE is an initiative of the NYS Chapter of NASW that works to:

(1) Acknowledge the history and current ways that systemic oppression and discrimination exists in social work practice;

(2) Create goals to achieve a socially just, inclusive, and equitable profession;

(3) Develop and implement action plans to achieve these goals and hold systems of power accountable

LGBTQ+ Town Halls
Free and Open to All Social Workers
No membership needed

Education and Field Placement- August 25 at 6:00pm EST: Click to Register
September 21 at 6:00pm EST: Click to Register
October 19 at 6:00pm EST: Click to Register
November 23 at 6:00pm EST: Click to Register
December 21 at 6:00pm EST: Click to Register

Special Interest Group
Free and open to LGBTQ+ Community Members ONLY
No membership needed

July 27 at 6:00pm EST: Click to Register
August 31 at 6:00pm EST: Click to Register
September 28 at 6:00pm EST: Click to Register
October 26 at 6:00pm EST: Click to Register
November 30 at 6:00pm EST: Click to Register
December 28 at 6:00pm EST: Click to Register