Archive for Nancy Humphreys

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017 @ 8:27AM

Whither Political Social Work?

The Nancy A. Humphreys Institute for Political Social Work, under the very capable leadership of director Tanya Rhodes Smith, conducted a highly successful Campaign School in Washington, DC earlier this month. The event was co-hosted with CRISP, George Mason University, Howard University, and NASW chapters from Maryland, DC, and Virginia….

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Tuesday, September 19th, 2017 @ 8:58AM

Macro Social Work Marches On

Two social work events of note will take place in the coming weeks. On Thursday, September 28th, the Maryland Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers will host its 5th Annual Macro Social Work Conference at the Maritime Institute of Technology Conference Center, 692 Maritime Boulevard Linthicum Heights, MD…

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Monday, September 21st, 2015 @ 9:14AM

Social Workers to Launch Voter Empowerment Campaign

There are a growing number of social workers who believe our profession can play a significant role in restoring confidence in our nation’s political processes by encouraging more people to register and vote.  In the August 2015 Gallup Poll, 72 percent of Americans say they are dissatisfied with the direction…

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Tuesday, May 26th, 2015 @ 11:01AM

Why Social Workers Should Address Economic Inequality

I began discussing economic inequality in my classrooms more than a decade ago when President Bush successfully pushed through Congress another round of supply-side tax cuts.  Since then, there have been continuous discussions about the consequences of having so much of the nation’s wealth concentrated in the hands of a…

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Monday, October 6th, 2014 @ 12:21PM

Meet Tanya Rhodes Smith—the New Director of the Nancy A. Humphreys Institute for Political Social Work

Recent events in Ferguson, Missouri and continuous efforts by various states to limit the voting power of progressive constituents demand that social workers be more politically active.  Nancy A. Humphreys has led the effort to educate social workers about the importance of being involved in the political process and getting…

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Monday, May 12th, 2014 @ 2:12PM

Who Will Fight for Social Justice?

There is a push among social workers to return to the profession’s strong commitment to social justice. Two significant events occurred last week.  On Wednesday, a group of supporters gathered to mark the first year of existence of the Congressional Institute for Social Work and Policy (CRISP) and the presentation…

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