National Association of Social Workers

2020 NASW Virtual Conference June 15 - 17, 2020

Plenary & Closing - Social Workers Make a Difference Through Advocacy

June 15, 2020 - 4:15 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. EDT

Plenary: Social Workers Make a Difference Through Advocacy

This plenary session will address three of the nation's most pressing and immediate social policy issues - each of which impact many millions of America's citizens. Immigration reform; the national crisis related to the lack of availability of affordable housing; and the continued widespread implementation of voter suppression laws during the period leading up to the 2020 elections collectively demand urgent attention. Our panel of experts will discuss the implications of the three social justice issues to the nation and explore avenues and recommendations that could possibly lead to viable solutions to these problems. (Macro Social Work CE)

Moderator:
Melvin H. Wilson, MBA, LCSW
Senior Policy Consultant, Social Justice and Human Rights
National Association of Social Workers

Diane Yentel, MSW
President & CEO
National Low-Income Housing Coalition
Washington, DC

Monica Barrera, MSW
Director of Strategic Partnerships
The Immigration Hub
Washington, DC

Leigh Chapman, JD
Director, Voting Rights Program
Leadership Conference for Civil and Human Rights
Washington, DC

Closing Remarks:

Mildred “Mit” C. Joyner, MSW, LCSW
President-Elect
National Association of Social Workers
Professor Emerita
West Chester University

Social Workers Make a Difference Through Advocacy
06/15/2020 at 4:15 PM (EDT)   |  105 minutes
06/15/2020 at 4:15 PM (EDT)   |  105 minutes
Session Evaluation
1 Question
Continuing Education Certificate
1.50 Macro credits  |  Certificate available
1.50 Macro credits  |  Certificate available