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NASW-SC Hosts Chat on Structural Racism

By Rachel L. West
Advocacy & Community Outreach Consultant

A few weeks ago the NASW-SC chapter hosted a live Twitter chat on dismantling structural racism. The chat was held in response the Charleston, SC massacre. Mel Wilson, head of NASW’s Department fo Social Justice and Human Rights, was the guest expert. Mr. Wilson answered questions and discussed NASW’s efforts to end racism. You can read the chat transcript below (HT Justine Vest for the link).

Many of the chat participants where unaware about where to find resources on this topic. Many also expressed concern that not enough has been done by NASW to organize state and local chapters around the issue. What are your thoughts on this matter? Do you feel the NASW and other social work organizations (universities and the smaller associations) have not been doing the best they can to organize the profession? What can be done to better organize the profession? Answer in the comment section below.


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Posted by Rachel L. West

In addition to being the founder of The Political Social Worker blog, I am a consultant. My consulting practice offers advocacy and community outreach solutions to nonprofits, social good organizations, and private practitioners. Additionally, I offer career coaching to macro social work students and professionals.

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