Chapter Activities for Racial Justice

Around the country, NASW chapters are organizing for racial justice.

Anti-Racism Action Work Group

NASW New York State Chapter

Aug 24, 2020

Register in advance for this event, part of NASW-NYS chapter's Anti-Racism Action Work-group Series.


Summer Book Club Series: "I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness"

NASW New Jersey Chapter

Aug 20, 2020

Join NASW's New Jersey Chapter for a guided discussion on Austin Channing Brown's 2018 memoir "I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness."

Register now and read/listen to the book in advance of the meeting.


Social Workers for Racial Justice Book Club: White Rage

NASW Massachusetts Chapter

Aug 20, 2020

Join NASW-MA for a discussion of the book "White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide," by Carol Anderson. The discussion will be facilitated by Gary Bailey, Assistant Dean for Community Engagement and Social Justice and Professor of Practice at Simmons University School of Social Work.


Moving Toward Antiracism: Developing Actions for Social Work Academic Institutions

NASW Massachusetts Chapter

Aug 18, 2020

This event is designed to move social work schools along in their journeys to become antiracist institutions where racial justice is embedded across all activities, including hiring, student retention, classrooms, and field placements. It includes a keynote, a panel discussion featuring decision makers at schools of social work, and workshops.


Town Hall I: Acknowledge Historical Racism and Current Racism in the Profession of Social Work

NASW New York State Chapter

Aug 04, 2020

Before we begin setting goals to create an equitable profession, we must acknowledge historical and current racism in social work practice. This Town Hall will focus on our history and the voices of current social workers in the field.  Please join us for this important work.


White People, What the #$@&%*!" Are You Doing About Racism?

NASW Maryland Chapter

Aug 04, 2020

Social Workers Unraveling Racism (SWUR) invites you to join the second installment of the Community Conversations series.

SWUR is a committee of the Maryland Chapter of NASW founded in 2015 in response to Freddie Gray's death and the subsequent Baltimore Uprising. We are social workers in Maryland devoted to racial justice. We are committed to the examination and education about how racism impacts ourselves, our profession, our clients, and society. Our goal is to use these learnings to enact change in our communities and to eliminate racism in our world.


Vermont Discussion on Racial Injustice

NASW Vermont Chapter

Jul 31, 2020

NASW-VT virtual meeting to support each other and reflect on the current events. Racism is not new, but current events have unfolded a new level of urgency to remind us to reflect on our personal values. 


Engaging Political Structures to Advance Social Movements

NASW Ohio Chapter

Jul 30, 2020

Dr. N. J. Akbar, Vice President of Akron Board of Education and equity expert will lead a discussion on that district’s recent racism resolution and commitment to racial equity. He will share his support policy changes that will help to eradicate racism and the role our organization could play to support PACE-endorsed candidates beyond the endorsement process.


Let's Talk About Whiteness: Understanding Racial Identity, Privilege, and Fragility

New Jersey and New York City Chapters

Jul 29, 2020

Join Kristin Miller, LCSW, and NASW-NJ's Executive Director, Jennifer Thompson, MSW, for a conversation about white privilege, white fragility and the concept of racial identity development.

Watch a recording of this conversation on Facebook Live.


Call to Action: A Movement for Police Reform

NASW New Jersey Chapter and NASW New York City Chapter

Jul 28, 2020

NASW-NJ and NASW-NYC will be co-hosting a pair of webinars on social work and advocacy which will culminate in two days of virtual action July 28-29.

Using the tools provided during the two webinars, we'll be asking our members to take some time on July 28 and July 29 to make phone calls to their local, state, and nationally elected officials to advocate for police reform.


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protesters holding signs: white silence is violence and black lives matter

Protest in North Carolina (Photo from NASW-NC member Chris Budnick)


 Protest in Fairbanks, AK (Photo by NASW-AK member Leigh Bolin)

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NASW is committed to ending racism through public education, social justice advocacy and professional training. We need your help to do this work.