2021 Albany, washington D.C., United NaTions ~ Virtual Advocacy Days

by Pat Shelly

We’re pleased to announce these social work advocacy days for Spring 2021, all virtual, as we act to keep ourselves and our communities safe during COVID-19.
Dates: Albany NY: Tue. March 2nd.
Washington DC: Wed. March 10th and Thu. March 11th
NYC United Nations Headquarters Tue.16th

(If you are a UBSSW member – student, faculty, alumni, staff – please let us know that you are participating in any of these events by emailing Pat Shelly pashelly@buffalo.edu
We like to know about your advocacy efforts!
Thank you.)

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MARCH IS SOCIAL WORK MONTH

1. The New York State Social Work Education Association announces:
 
2021 Legislative Education Advocacy Day (LEAD):  
Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Must be registered: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcvdO6srz4iGdNcaIY_PhL5EZvQakYnkDQ5
plus additional dates – details TBA

This year we’ll be advocating to establish a joint legislative committee on racial equity in New York State
Racial Equity Bill S8209 (Kennedy): https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/bills/2017/s8703
Racial Equity Bill A2116 (Peoples-Stokes) https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/bills/2019/a2116

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Washington D.C. Social Work Days on the Hill
CRISP – Congressional Research Institute on Social Work and Policy
[Virtual Events Live-streamed on YouTube & LinkedIn]

3. Wednesday, March 10, 2021

9 AM CRISP Policy and Politics Forum
“Social Work and the Future of Democracy”
No cost, but Registration required.
Panelists:
Dr. Charles E. Lewis, CRISP
Hon. Edolphus “Ed” Towns, Former Congressman (Brooklyn) and social worker
Dr. Jason Ostrander, Moderator, Sacred Heart University
Hon. Chad Lassiter, Exec. Director, Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission
Dr. Mimi Abramowitz, Bertha Capen Reynolds Professor of Social Work, Silberman School, Hunter College

10 AM Young Social Workers Speak Out on the Future of Democracy
A panel of social work students and recent graduates will give their
perspectives on the roles the social work profession should play in addressing threats to democracy and promoting an
agenda shaped by the challenges they will be facing in the future.

3 PM CRISP Annual Awards Presentation
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4. Student Advocacy Day on the Hill (Virtual)
Thursday, March 11, 2021

Registration Fee: $25. https://www.crispinc.org/2021-student-advocacy-day-registration/
Four UBSSW students will have registrations costs covered; for details, contact
Pat Shelly pashelly@buffalo.edu.

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5. Social Work Day at the United Nations
Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Register here:
https://fordham.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMtdu2hpzwrG9zLKXLQEF6JgaEDf9ORwKlL

37th Annual Social Work Day at the UN Description

Panelists:
Christina Behrendt, Ph.D., Head Social Policy Unit, Social Protection, International Labour Organization (ILO)

Judith Browne Dianis, Executive Director of the Advancement Project

Paul Ladd, Director of the United Nations Research Institute on Social Development (UNRISD)

Sponsored by:
The International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW)

The International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW)

The International Council on Social Welfare(ICSW)
Hosted by:
Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service
Monmouth University School of Social Work
Rutgers University School of Social Work

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