Event, 8/18/20 – Moving Toward Antiracism: Developing Actions for Social Work Academic Institutions

Friday, August 07, 2020

With more than a dozen social work programs across the state graduating thousands of BSW and MSW students in Massachusetts each year, this event hosted by NASW-MA is designed to move social work schools along in their journeys to become antiracist institutions where racial justice is embedded across all activities, including in hiring, student retention, in classrooms, and at field placements. Hear from a keynote, a panel discussion featuring decision makers at schools of social work, and workshops.

When: Tuesday, August 18, 2020
9:30 am – 4:00 pm

Where: Virtual participation details will be sent 24 hours in advance of webinar
United States


9:30 am – Welcome | Rebekah Gewirtz, Executive Director, NASW-MA

9:40 am – Keynote: Anti-racism, Racial Justice, Decolonization: Sharing Lessons | Marianne RM Yoshioka, PhD, MSW, MBA, Dean, Smith College School for Social Work

10:45 am – Break

11:00 am – Panel featuring deans and directors of schools of social work | Carol Bonner, Bridgewater State University; Jorge Delva, Boston University; Bill Fisher, Springfield College; Gautam Yadama, Boston College

12:30 pm – Lunch

1:00 pm – Workshop: Teaching to Transgress: Critical Anti-Racism Pedagogy and Action with Johnnie Hamilton-Mason, PhD, MSW | Simmons School of Social Work

2:30 pm – Workshops (2 choices):

  • By Any Means Necessary: The Uses of Research and Evaluation in Anti-racism Practice at Schools of Social Work with Elspeth Slayter, PhD | Salem State University School of Social Work
  • Recruiting and Retaining Black Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) Faculty in Schools of Social Work: Transforming Systems Through Active Allyship with Judith Willison, PhD, LICSW; Dr. Castagna Lacet; and Dr. Wendy Champagnie Williams | Bridgewater State University School of Social Work

4:00 pm – Day Concludes

$60, 6 CEUs available.