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State House Exhibit Elevates and Celebrates Social Workers during Social Work Month

Wednesday, February 27, 2019  
Posted by: Jamie Klufts
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State House Exhibit Elevates and Celebrates Social Workers during Social Work Month

National Association of Social Workers - MA Chapter Hosts Exhibit and Reception


BOSTON – The Massachusetts Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW-MA) will host an exhibit highlighting the value and contributions of social workers in Massachusetts from Monday, March 4 – Friday, March 8, 2019. The exhibit, held in honor of Social Work Month, will be available on the 4th floor of the State House, which is free and open to the public. Legislators, social workers, and allies are invited to join NASW-MA for a reception on Wednesday, March 6, 2019, from 1:00-2:00 pm in room 437 of the State House.


There are more than 25,000 social workers across the Commonwealth, working on important issues like substance use disorder treatment, criminal justice reform, and child welfare. The exhibit is designed to highlight the vital roles social workers play in a variety of settings across Massachusetts. More than 60 social workers will be featured in the exhibit, including Representative Tami Gouveia of the 14th Middlesex District and Health and Human Service Secretary Marylou Sudders.


NASW-MA Executive Director Rebekah Gewirtz stated, “I am thrilled to elevate and celebrate the incredible contributions of social workers this March, during Social Work Month. Social workers are on the front lines every day, advocating for the Commonwealth’s most vulnerable residents. Social workers are unique in that they not only work to treat and deliver interventions to society’s most underrepresented residents, they work to prevent and create systemic change through advocacy and social justice action.”


During the reception, attendees will hear from Representative Tami Gouveia, NASW-MA Executive Director Rebekah Gewirtz, and social workers featured in the exhibit to elevate the collective voice and stories of social workers. Legislators and staff are invited to attend to meet and talk with social worker constituents and celebrate Social Work Month.


Nationally, and in Massachusetts, March is Social Work Month. This year’s Social Work Month theme is “Elevate Social Work.” The theme was created to educate the public about the invaluable contributions of social workers in society and to shine a spotlight on the need for more adequate compensation for the crucial work they do.


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About National Association of Social Workers – Massachusetts Chapter (NASW-MA): NASW-MA is the largest professional social work organization in the state with 6,300 members. NASW is committed to advancing professional social work practice and the profession and to promoting human rights, social and economic justice, and unimpeded access to services for all.


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