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Monday, February 25th, 2019 @ 9:06AM

Remembering Nancy A. Humphreys

I will remember Nancy Humphreys as someone I wished I had met earlier in life. Her tenacity and determination to hold onto to an idea in which she firmly believed had a profound impact on my thinking about social work. Nancy believed more social workers needed to be actively involved…

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Thursday, November 10th, 2016 @ 9:22AM

No Time to Despair—Time to Go to Work!

I never took the time to consider what a Donald Trump presidency would mean for America. I was assured there was no way a plurality of American voters would elect to the nation’s highest office a person with no political or governmental experience. Yet we find ourselves in a situation…

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Monday, February 29th, 2016 @ 8:54AM

Social Work Students Converge on Capitol Hill

Tomorrow more than 400 social work students, faculty and early professionals from more than 45 social work schools and departments will gather in the Congressional Auditorium in the Capitol Visitor Center to engage Members of Congress advocating for an end to barriers that restrict social workers from providing mental health…

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Wednesday, September 16th, 2015 @ 11:54AM

Social Workers for Bernie Sanders

I have not taken a poll but based on some of the responses to my pro-Hillary Clinton posts, there are many social workers who are not lining up behind the presumptive Democratic Party nominee.  Many social workers are embracing Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders as the candidate they would like to…

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Thursday, August 6th, 2015 @ 2:08PM

Protecting Voting Rights A Challenge for Social Workers?

Today marks the 50th anniversary of Public Law 89-110—“An Act to enforce the fifteenth amendment to the Constitution of the United States, and for other purposes”—commonly known as the Voting Rights Act of 1965.  The VRA passed the Senate on May 26, 1965 with a vote of 77-19 and the…

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Thursday, April 16th, 2015 @ 11:09AM

Mit Joyner Wants Greater Unity Among Social Workers

Mildred “Mit” Joyner has thrown her hat into the ring seeking the vice presidency of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW).  The former president and board chair of the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) recently retired from academia after a distinguished 25-year career at West Chester University in…

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