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Reversing Racism: Creating an Anti-Racism Awareness
A Research-Based 2-Day In-Person Training

This two-day, highly interactive workshop dives into racism, its real history, its systemic effect on U.S. society and its conditioning of U.S. citizens.

Dates:  March 17-18, 2023
Time:  9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Venue:  Marriott Atlanta Northeast/ Emory Area
               2000 Century Boulevard NE
               Atlanta, GA  30345

Fees:      NASW Member      $130
                Non-Member         $145
                 Retired                   $110
                Student                   $ 65      (Must provide a valid, current school ID
                                                               at Registration Sign-In Desk.

                A Registration app is at the bottom of this page.

Hotel Accommodations:  If you are seeking hotel accommodations, the Marriott Atlanta Northeast is offering a rate of $129/per night.  Last Day to Book : Wed., February 22, 2023.  To make a hotel reservation,
click here.

About the Training - Method of Presentation
This highly interactive workshop dives into racism, its actual history, its systemic effect on US society, and its conditioning of US citizens. By applying Critical Race Theory, Cultural Humility, and Social Learning Theory, participants will learn how racism has affected their lives and what they can do as individuals to confront racism and oppression. During the workshop, the facilitators will use empirically based interventions and practices and examine institutional, cultural, and individual racism as reflections
on racism. Through self-critique, small-group interactions, large-group discussions, video clips, and hands-on activities, participants will understand what it means to be anti-racist and anti-oppressive.
Twenty-nine qualitative and quantitative anti-racism research studies were used to develop this workshop.

Agenda:  What is Racism
We will plunge into what is defined as Critical Race Theory and Social Learning Theory to see how racism continues today. Implicit racial bias will also be examined, and we also learn the Real, True History of the U.S. We will explore the past that wasn't fully taught to us growing up.
Additionally, participants will learn about the events that helped to advance White supremacy and shape modern racism today and the levels of racism-three types of racism will be discussed and what everyone can do to help reverse it.


Dr. Dennis Cornell, DSW, LCSW, BCD Dennis has been practicing clinical social work for 20+ years. He received his Doctor of Social Work Education from the University of Kentucky in 2022. He is an Army Social Work Veteran and former equal opportunity leader for his units. As a social justice advocate, Dennis has lobbied for change for the LGBTQ+ community for many years. He has been a social justice educator, writer, professor, and facilitator of anti-racism and intersectionality. He was a member of the Black/African American Committee at the VA Medical Center. Dennis has led many workshops and presentations on race, sexual health, military behavioral health, and gender identity/sexual orientation.

Deborah Duncan, MSSW, LCSW Deborah has been practicing clinical social work for 24+ years. She earned her BSW at Western Kentucky University in 1998 and her MSSW from University of Louisville in 2001. She has experience as a regional program manager for a private social services agency, as
well as extensive experience providing group therapy, dual diagnosis treatment, and child/family therapy. Deborah is currently an adjunct professor, and the program manager for the Post 9/11 Military to VA Program at a community medical center. She was the former chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Service-Level Committee, and the past chair of the Veterans Affairs Medical Center Black/African American Special Emphasis Committee.

COVID Health & Safety Protocols

Our goal is to hold a safe event, recognizing it is not possible to remove all risks, in particular concerning COVID-19. We intend to make every effort to provide a safe environment. In order to do so, we are requiring all registrants to provide an attestation regarding their vaccination status (there is no requirement to provide proof of vaccination). In addition, registrants will be required to consent to a waiver of liability related to COVID. NASW-GA will monitor applicable state and local requirements and public health recommendations and update the policies below as appropriate to best protect the health and safety of attendees. Please check this website periodically for updates.

COVID-19 Attestation Requirement.
All registrants must attest that they are either (1) up to date on their COVID vaccinations (as defined by the CDC), or (2) if they are not up to date, that they will take an antigen (rapid) test within 48 hours of the event and refrain from attending if testing positive. Under current CDC guidelines, being up to date means one has completed the primary vaccination series and has received the most recent booster dose recommended by the CDC. All registrants are strongly encouraged to be up to date on their vaccinations. Please provide your attestation below by typing your name and clicking the "Send" button below.
Your COVID Attestation must be received by NASW Georgia prior to registering for this event.

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COVID Attestation:  By typing my name below I attest that I am up-to-date on my COVID  vaccinations or will become up-to-date before the event, or, if not up-to-date, I will take an antigen (rapid) test within 48 hours of the event and refrain from attending if I test positive.

Other Precautions
Registrants are not required to wear a mask while attending the event. Of course, they may do so if desired. Registrants will be expected to take reasonable precautions to reduce the risk of COVID transmission and to behave responsibly. We ask all registrants to be vigilant in monitoring their health. If you have COVID or suspect you may be infected but do not yet have test results, please do not attend the event. For information on preventing the spread of the virus to others, see the
CDC guidance on isolation and precautions for people with COVID. Also, if you have been exposed to someone who has COVID, please follow the CDC guidance on precautions to take after exposure.

Waiver of Liability Related to COVID-19
NASW-GA and Atlanta Marriott Northeast/Emory Area (the Venue) have taken
enhanced health and safety measures for event registrants related to COVID-19.
Nevertheless, attendance at the Reversing Racism: Creating an Anti-Racism
Awareness: A Research Based – 2 Day In-Person Training (Event) may give rise to an increased risk of contracting COVID-19. Although the safety of Event attendees is our highest priority, NASW-GA cannot guarantee that attendees will not become infected as a result of their participation. In order to attend the Event, we require that all registrants consent to a waiver of liability related to COVID-19. Please carefully review the waiver that follows and indicate your consent below.
I acknowledge the contagious and evolving nature of COVID-19 and voluntarily assume the risk that I may be exposed to the virus at the Event and become infected as a result. I accept sole responsibility for any potential illness or other harm to myself (and any associated expense) related to contracting the virus while attending the Event. I hereby release, covenant not to sue, discharge, and hold harmless NASW, its employees, agents, and representatives from all liability of any kind related to COVID-19. I will comply with all COVID-related policies that may be implemented by NASW and the Venue. Relay your agreement with this waiver by typing your name in the box below and clicking the "Send" button: 
Your signature  must be received by NASW Georgia prior to registering for this event.

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I have carefully read and fully understand all provisions of the COVID Liability Waiver, and by typing my name below I consent to its terms.
NASW-GA Anti-Harassment Policy
NASW-GA is committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment for professional participation for all our members, partners, and other conference attendees. Our strength as an association is our people, and we cherish their diversity and strive for equity and inclusion. We value all our attendees equally, and will not accept any treatment at the event, or in any sphere of Association business, that undermines this value. By registering for this event, you agree to abide by this policy.

Our conferences and other meeting events, including those conducted virtually, are dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, color, age, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, or other personal characteristic. In keeping with the Social Work Code of Ethics we expect that all participants and conference staff treat each person in a caring and respectful fashion, mindful of individual and cultural and
ethnic diversity. We have a zero-tolerance policy for hostile or harassing conduct directed toward event participants in any form, including at related social events.

Unacceptable Behavior
Unacceptable behavior includes offensive verbal comments related to one of the above characteristics, as well as intimidation, stalking, the use of harassing photography or audio or video recording, disruption of presentations or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

Reporting Hostile or Harassing Conduct
If you are being harassed or know of someone being harassed, please contact a member of NASW-GA staff immediately. A staff member may be contacted 
at the registration desk, by calling 678-538-9873 or emailing Staff are committed to assisting participants, which includes contacting [include if appropriate -- venue security or] local law enforcement, providing participants with necessary support, and follow up or assisting participants to determine what is needed for them to feel safe.

Consequences for Policy Violations
If a participant engages in harassing behavior, NASW-GA may take any action deemed appropriate, including removal from the event with no refund, and imposing restrictions on attendance at future events.
Mar 17, 9:00 AM – Mar 18, 5:00 PM
Atlanta Marriott NE/Emory Area,
2000 Century Blvd NE, Atlanta, GA 30345, USA
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