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CANCELLED - After The Storm: Conversations on Diversity and Community Building - 5.5 CEs
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When: Friday, May 5, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Registration 8:30 a.m.)
Where: Regis College (Upper Student Union)
235 Wellesley St.
Weston, Massachusetts  02493
United States

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The conference has been cancelled.


Keynote Speaker: Paul Watanabe, PhD in Political Science, 
Harvard University, Professor of Political Science, UMass Boston,
Director, Institute of Asian-American Studies, UMass Boston

Vincent Lau, Esq. Immigration Attorney
Shannon Al-Wakeel, JD, Executive Director, Muslim Justice League; Board of Directors, MA ACLU
Amy Grunder, Director of Legislative Affairs, MIRA (Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition)
Liza Ryan, Director of Organizing, MIRA

Moderator: Carol Bonner, EdD, MSW, MBA,
Associate Dean, Salem State University School of Social Work

As we experience a new White House administration, the MA Chapter’s Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity is inviting social workers, educators, community leaders, and activists to come together to identify constructive next steps. The program offers information and strategies for social workers who are concerned about the administration’s short- and long-term impacts on vulnerable communities, and who are apprehensive about potential reversals of US social policy affecting women, people of color, people with disabilities, religious, LGBT, and immigrant communities. Panelists will discuss strategies for promoting social justice and diversity, and for protecting  civil rights. How are we as social workers poised to respond proactively or reactively to the  changing tides?  Join us to hear a distinguished lineup of thought leaders as we work together to create a vision  for our collective future. 

Participants will learn to...

  1. Strengthen their capacity to engage in solidarity work and intersectional organizing.
  2. Empower ourselves and our clients to advocate for equal rights for all.
  3. Identify constructive strategies that center on racial justice in a movement for immigrant rights.
  4. Identify next steps in cross-movement organizing to cover integration of faith-based, social/economic/racial/religious justice, LGBT partners, and key state actors into the pro-immigrant agenda.

Approved for 5.5 CEs for Social Workers and LMHCs.

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