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Social Work Advocates

October / November 2020 Issue

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A Perfect Storm: Struggle for Racial Equity Intensifies Amid Health and Economic Crises

On the heels of responding to COVID-19, the profession is renewing efforts to combat racial inequality at all levels. NASW and its chapters have pledged to end systemic racism within the profession and to work with other institutions, such as law enforcement, to do the same.

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NASW: 65 Years of Advocacy

Since its inception in 1955, NASW has been an advocate for social workers, social justice and social welfare.

Mit Joyner

The Social Work Profession Must Protect the Right to Vote

"Social workers must strategize and mobilize communities. We have an obligation to make sure those who are 18 and older are properly registered and that voters are able to cast their ballots in the general election in November," writes NASW President Mit Joyner.

Angelo McClain

Leverage Your Extraordinary Problem-Solving Expertise

NASW CEO Angelo McClain, PhD, LICSW, writes, "Social workers have leveraged their problem-solving expertise to meet the challenges and opportunities of living and working through the stress, struggles and chaos resulting from the pandemics"