2019 Social Work Day on the Hill

2019 Student Advocacy Day and Social Work Day on the Hill

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Every year in March which is Social Work Month hundreds of social work students, educators, and social workers from all walks of life gather in the nation’s capital to recognize the many contributions our profession make in in Congress and the federal government. In March, CRISP and our sponsor partners will host our annual Student Advocacy Day on Tuesday, March 19th when students from all over the country will take to the Hill to advocate for policies and legislation that promote social justice for all citizens and residents of the United States.

The following day, we will host three events celebrating Social Work Day on the Hill beginning with a 9:00 a.m. policy forum at the National Press Club announcing efforts to introduce legislation for child development accounts. The initiative, based on the work of Dr. Michael Sherraden, the George Warren Brown Distinguished University Professor at the Browns School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis and director of the Center for Social Development. At 1:00 p.m. a panel of social work students and early career social workers will address the question: Can Social Work Help Save Democracy? at the New York University Abramson Family Auditorium. The day will culminate with a reception in the Rayburn House Office Building.

For information about Student Advocacy Day and Social Work Day on the Hill or how to become a sponsor, contact Charles E. Lewis, Jr. at or 917-570-3116.