Tag Archives: Black Lives Matter

A Call To Action: The Time for Change is Now

A Call To Action: The Time for Change is Now

S. Jolene Hui, NASW-CA Director of membership (right), Ahmanise Sanati, NASW-CA Region H Director and other Region H members deliver meals to older adults through Westside Pacific Villages in May. 

By S. Jolene Hui, MSW, LCSW
NASW-CA Director of Membership

We are in the middle of a huge movement right now. Now is the time for ..Read More…

NASW Hosting Social Work Leadership Roundtable Town Hall On Friday August 14th!

Join NASW for a virtual Social Work Roundtable Town Hall on Racial Equity on August 14th, 2020! Join a conversation about #BlackLivesMatter: What are social work organizations doing to Advance Anti-Racism.

This event will be on Friday August 14th, from 11am – 1pm PDT/2pm – 4pm EDT available to stream on NASW’s national Facebook page. ..Read More…

Reminder: Chapter Resource Webpages Related to “COVID-19” and “Ending Racism” Available

NASW-CA is dedicated to supporting members, clients, and their communities through timely and insightful resources related to COVID-19 and Ending Racism listed on the chapter’s website. Additionally, there are two new online courses that are free to members: “Paths to Ending Racism in America” and “Racial Trauma: Clinical Assessment and Intervention.”

For details, ..Read More…

Urge the U.S. Senate to Enact Transformational Police Reform Legislation

In response to the killing by Minneapolis police of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man, Rep. Karen Bass, MSW (D-CA-37) introduced the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act (H.R. 7120). This urgently needed legislation passed the U.S. House of Representatives on June 25.

It is now crucial that the Senate enact similar strong and comprehensive ..Read More…

REGISTER TODAY: NASW-CA Hosting “Reconceptualizing Public Safety” Virtual Forum On July 2nd!

On July 2nd, NASW-CA will be hosting our second event in light of murders of George Floyd, Brionna Taylor, Tony McDade, and countless other lives cut short by police brutality and racism, as well as the pressure brought forth by the millions of citizens that have participated in the Black Lives Matter Protests nationwide in ..Read More…

Executive Director’s Message: Social Work’s Pivotal Role in Fighting Systemic Racism

By Janlee Wong,
NASW-CA Executive Director

Historically, NASW has had an intentional policy to recruit members, leaders, and staff to reflect diversity and inclusion of the social worker population and to a lesser extent the general population. In some years it has been successful. Some chapters have struggled but the intention is there and will continue. To ..Read More…

Statement From API Social Work Council-South On Racial Justice

Say their names! Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Maurice Gordon, Rayshard Brooks, Sean Monterrosa, Tony McDade. The tragic loss of these Black lives and countless others point to how embedded racism is in American society and culture. It is not lost on us that Asians and Pacific Islanders (API) stand on the shoulders of ..Read More…

SAVE THE DATE: NASW-CA Hosting “Reconceptualizing Public Safety” Virtual Forum on July 2nd!

SAVE THE DATE! On July 2nd, we will be hosting our second event in our discussion series. We will have a few guest speakers working in different aspects of social work throughout California and will also have an open discussion for people who tune in to ask questions.

Our goal is to gather opinions and ideas ..Read More…

JOIN US – NASW Hosting Virtual Congressional Briefing on Social Work and the Future of Policing on June 30th

Black Lives Matter: Social Work and the Future of Policing
June 30, 2020 | 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. ET | Register

Virtual briefing is limited to the first 3,000 registrants. Reserve your spot now.  

Calls to “defund the police” have spawned initiatives to rethink and reimagine policing. Social workers have ..Read More…

#SocialWorkersForBlackLives: Past And Present USC MSW Students Organized Solidarity March in Los Angeles

By Mario Espitia, LCSW
NASW-CA Region I Assistant Regional Director

This past Saturday, on June 13th, 2020, the #SocialWorkersForBlackLives march, organized by USC School of Social Work alumni and students, was held. Social workers from all over the greater Los Angeles area gathered at the USC University gates early in the morning for a moment of ..Read More…