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NASW Joins October 2 Women's March

NASW has signed on to be a partner organization for the October 2, 2021, Women’s March. The purpose of the Women’s March is to mobilize and defend our reproductive rights. There are in-person and virtual events across the country, including a march in Washington, DC, on Saturday, October 2, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. ET. Pledge to march here. If you would like to march in Washington, DC, with other NASW members and staff, please email your interest to advocacy@socialworkers.org and include your name, email address, and phone number. The DC march will start at Freedom Plaza at 1325 Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Marchers can meet outside the Metro Center Metro stop on the southwest corner of 12th and F Streets NW at 10:30 a.m. ET to walk together to Freedom Plaza. “SOCIAL WORKERS FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE” T-SHIRTS: Order online today for the march from NASW’s online store.

NASW’s participation in the Women’s March aligns with the social work profession’s fundamental ethical tenet of client self-determination. NASW’s social justice focus also includes recognition of the impact of reproductive health issues on trans men and non-binary people, in addition to the impact on women. NASW views reproductive justice from an intersectional perspective that centers the voices of those disproportionately impacted, especially low-income women of color. For more information on NASW’s views on reproductive justice, view our full position statement in Social Work Speaks, a collection of NASW's social and professional policy statements that provide the framework for NASW’s policy and practice activities.

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