Social Workers in the Movement for Social Justice

16 Sep 2020
9:00 am

Social Workers in the Movement for Social Justice


In this session, we will talk about the important role of Social Workers in “the movement” for social justice and why we are needed to work towards ending all forms of oppression. We will briefly explore the history of systemic racism and how it shows up in various systems in which we work. Highlight how the profession of social work can be complicit in maintaining racist and oppressive systems. Also, we will explore specific examples of how social workers are working to dismantle and rebuild systems that support/lift up underrepresented groups/BIPOC in the current landscape.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand our role as social workers can be oppressive for the individuals and families we serve

  • Identify systemic racism and how to actively work to dismantle it

  • Understand how we can empower and uplift vulnerable populations and communities