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Martin Luther King, Jr. Forum on Racial Justice - 2.5 CEs
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When: Wednesday, May 10, 2017
6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. (Sign-in and light dinner at 5:30 p.m.)
Where: Wheelock College (Ladd Room)
43 Hawes St.
Brookline, Massachusetts  02445
United States

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Reverend Dr. Michelle Walsh, PhD, LICSWSacred Play Explorations & Tuckerman
Creative Ministries for Justice & Healing; Faculty,
Boston University School of Social Work
Other Panelists TBD

Moderator: Yvonne Ruiz, PhD, MSW,
Associate Dean, Salem State University School of Social Work

After viewing powerful video tape speeches by the Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II, a protestant minister and President of the NAACP North Carolina Chapter, a panel of local experts will discuss the role that social work and social workers play in ensuring social justice for people of color and other disenfranchised populations in the United States during these turbulent times. This will be followed by a moderated audience discussion on Rev. Dr. Barber’s speeches and the panel’s responses.

Participants will learn...

  1. To understand the history and meaning of “moral fusion politics” for social justice advocacy and to Illustrate its relationship to the organizing heritage of MLK, including the Poor Peoples Campaign
  2. About the specific case study of Moral Mondays and North Carolina
  3. To distinguish between coalitions built on common human values versus religious advocacy
  4. To demonstrate the intersection of social work values and principles with moral fusion politics
  5. To develop contextual strategies for linking the two in coalition building and political advocacy in Massachusetts
  6. To network with Massachusetts organizations to build capacity for these strategies

Rev. Dr. William Barber II is a Protestant minister and political leader in North Carolina, a member of the national board of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and chair of their Legislative Political Action Committee. Since 2006 he has been president of the NAACP’s North Carolina state chapter, the largest in the Southern United States and the second-largest in the country. Barber has served as pastor of Greenleaf Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), in Goldsboro, North Carolina since 1993.

Approved for 2.5 CEs for Social Workers. LMHCs applied for.

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