Saturday Keynote – Let’s Get Free: Social Work and the Movement for Black Lives

Let’s Get Free: Social Work and the Movement for Black Lives What are the opportunities and obligations represented by an emerging, 21st century movement for Black Lives in America? This presentation will provide an introduction to a resurgent civil rights movement and pose questions about its implications for social work, informed by insights from our […]

Opening Plenary Panel – Social Justice in America: From Ferguson to Charleston, Where Do We Go From Here?

Opening Plenary Panel Social Justice in America: From Ferguson to Charleston, Where Do We Go From Here? Leaders in social work education, practice, and policy will address the recent explosion of civil and human rights questions.  Nationally, we are in a period of enormous change including several historic Supreme Court decisions we haven’t seen the […]

It is Time Social Work Be a Leader and Not a Follower in a Stand Against Torture and the Prolonged Use of Solitary Confinement by Tina Maschi and Moya Atkinson

This year’s NOFSW conference highlights the need for Social Justice for All Through Policy and Practice Reform. This is a timely topic and is consistent with other professional organizations’ reform efforts on transparency and accountability,  such as the Psychologists for Social Responsibility. PsySR has taken a stand about its professional organization, the American Psychological Association […]