by Pat Shelly updated Mar. 8, 2021
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: Washington DC: Wed. March 10th and Thu. March 11th via YouTube
NYC United Nations Headquarters Tue. March 16th plus Sun. March 14th for students via Zoom
(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 firstname.lastname@example.org
We like to know about your advocacy efforts!
MARCH IS SOCIAL WORK MONTH
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.
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
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 email@example.com.
5. Social Work Day at the United Nations (2 parts, Mar. 14 1and Mar. 16)
Sunday, March 14, 2021
Student Conference: Opportunities through Adversities During COVID-19
Noon – 2 PM EST via Zoom
Register here – scroll down to find the date:
Tuesday, March 16, 2021
Responses to COVID-19: Standing Together Makes Us Stronger
Noon – 1:30 PM EST via Zoom
37th Annual Social Work Day at the UN Description
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)
The International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW)
The International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW)
The International Council on Social Welfare(ICSW)
Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service
Monmouth University School of Social Work
Rutgers University School of Social Work
Did you attend any of the Advocacy Events on March 2, 10, 11, 14 or 16?
Please comment below with your highlights or takeaways from the event!