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SSW invites social workers and others to participate in webinar on recognizing and disrupting systemic racism

The Jordan Institute for Families and the UNC School of Social Work’s Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion will host the webinar, “In Conversation: Recognizing and Disrupting Systematic Racism in Social Work Practice,” on Sept. 3.

This important conversation will kick off at 5:30 p.m. and will be framed around the National Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics and the guiding principle that social workers must challenge social injustice. During the event, social workers across disciplines will be invited to share where and how they notice and perpetuate systemic racism and in what ways they work to disrupt it.

Panelists for this webinar will include:

  • Derrik Anderson, MSW, executive director for Race Matters for Juvenile Justice
  • Alan Dettlaff, MSW, Ph.D., dean of the University of Houston’s Graduate College of Social Work and lead with UpEND movement
  • Jackie Jencks, MSW, executive director of Interfaith Council
  • Bonita Joyce, MSW, school social worker
  • Lia Kaz, MSW, restorative practices associate with Dispute Settlement Center and
  • Rebecca Swofford, MSW, prevention coordinator with North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

Although this event will highlight social work, it is free and open to all. To register for this event, visit: