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2021 NASWGA Virtual Social Work Advocacy Day
Theme:  Social Workers - Essential Social Justice and Advocacy
Date:  March 24, 2021
Time:  9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
CE:  3 Core Hours Offered
Fee:  Students Free | Social Work Professionals:  $5.00
**Registration Opens March 5, 2021
Understanding the Political process is extremely important to the social work profession because it is often through the political process, that social workers help bring forth and facilitate change that is beneficial to their clients, community, and the profession. The National Association of Social Workers and the National Association of Social
Workers-Georgia Chapter recognizes and supports Political Advocacy and the Lawful Political Involvement of Social Workers and Social Work Students!

Each year the NASWGA promotes and hosts Social Work Advocacy Day to honor the core value of Social Justice. Social Work Advocacy Day is significant for three reasons: 
 

  1. Social Work Advocacy Day makes social workers, social work students and faculty more aware of the legacy of responsibility Social Workers share in being advocates for social justice while motivating and equipping them to be advocates for social change;  
     

  2. Social workers, social work students, and faculty are exposed to and informed of the current state as well as national emerging political and social issues which impact the social work profession and those they serve; and  
     

  3. Social work practitioners, social work students, and faculty have an opportunity to perceive first hand – an understanding of state government and the political process; thereby, learning how to employ the method of social justice advocacy.

**Please note:  This is a virtual event.  Please provide a valid email address when you register where the link to join the event may be forwarded.  If you do not provide a valid email address you will not be able to participate in the event.

2021 Virtual Social Work Advocacy Day Agenda

Theme:  Social Workers - Essential Social Justice and Advocacy

Date: March 24, 2020 | Time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

(NASWGA Reserves the Right to Amend the Agenda & Presenter Schedule)

9:00 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.: Welcome: NASWGA Staff

9:15 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.: Guest Speaker: Wendi. L. Clifton, Esq., NASW-GA Chapter

Legal Advocate | 2021 Legislative Session Update and Budget, Bills of Interest to the Social Work Profession

9:50 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.: Guest Speaker: Judy Jones, PACE Field Organizer | Advocacy, Elections and Campaigns

10:35 a.m.  to 11:15 a.m. Guest Speaker:  Marisa Pyle, Rapid Response Organizer | Fair Fight Action


11: 15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Thought Sharing/Networking Using Jamboard (see message below)

 

12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. |  Lunch break 30-minutes

**12:35 p.m. to 1:20 p.m. Open Slot**

**1:20 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Open Slot**


2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thought Sharing/Networking using Jamboard

2:30 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. Guest Speaker: Nancy Watkins, Fair Districts GA | Gerrymandering/Redistricting for Fair Voting In GA

3:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Close-Out

**Additional Agenda Items Forthcoming

How to Register:  Click "Register Now" in the box below
Virtual Capitol Tours

 

Explore and Interact with Georgia State Capitol

Georgia State Capitol | Virtual Tour | Georgia Virtual Tours

 

Explore Georgia State Capitol (youtube)
*Music throughout tour (Marines Hymn – Halls of Montezuma)*
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCbBup3Px8A

 

Let’s Go Inside the State Capitol Museum
Let's go inside of the Georgia State Capitol Museum - YouTube

NASW Resources

NASW Involvement in Advocacy and Social Justice (view Comments, Statements & Sign On Letters)
https://www.socialworkers.org/Advocacy/Sign-On-Letters-Statements

NASW - 2021 Blue Print of Federal Social Policy Priorities
Recommendations to the Biden-Harris Administration and Congress
https://www.socialworkers.org/Advocacy/Policy-Issues/2021-Blueprint-of-Federal-Social-Policy-Priorities

Articles

Ethics Alive! Respect in Social Work Advocacy by Allan Barsky
https://www.socialworker.com/feature-articles/ethics-articles/respect-in-social-work-advocacy/

 

Social Work Leadership and Advocacy — The Moral Imperative
By Frederic G. Reamer, PhD
Social Work Today | Vol. 18 No. 2 P. 14

https://www.socialworktoday.com/archive/MA18p14.shtml 


Other Resources:
New Georgia Project
https://newgeorgiaproject.org/about/

 

Georgia Alliance for Social Justice
https://www.gafsj.org/

 

Fair Fight Action
Home | Fair Fight

 

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU of Georgia)
ACLU of Georgia (acluga.org)

Jamboard

"Hello! The Georgia Chapter of the NASW is excited to have you join us for our 1st Virtual Social Work Advocacy Day on March 24, 2021. In order to enhance your learning experience and to give you a chance to connect with others who will be attending, the chapter will be utilizing Google Jamboard. Google Jamboard is essentially a shared virtual smartboard. Participants can add notes, images, or even drawings in real time. A demo of Jamboard’s use can be found here. If for some reason the hyperlink does not work, this is the link to the video attached:

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GbytD_LNVNM

In order to participate in our Jamboard, webinar attendees will need to have access to a Gmail account. Please make sure that you have confirmed your email and password prior to the webinar’s start at 9am EST on March 24, 2021. We look forward to seeing you!"

**Registration for 2021 Social Work Advocacy
Day is now closed.