Elevate Their Voices: Social Work in Black Liberation
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The Wayne State University School of Social Work Association of Black Social Workers (ABSW) presents their annual spotlight event, Elevate Their Voices, which will host a presentation and conversation on the role of Social Work in Black Liberation. The Social Work education and profession’s primary mission emphasizes social justice and social change for the enhancement and advancement of all people, with special attention to those who are vulnerable, oppressed, and living in poverty. By centering this conversation on Black Liberation, we will engage in consciousness-raising for the purpose of empowerment. This is critical to the advancement of the quality of life for all communities and paves the way for all to live free—for in the words of Civil Rights Activist Fannie Lou Hamer (1971), “nobody’s free until everybody’s free”.
Main topics will include the decolonization of Social Work; an analysis of social, political, and economic structures and their impact on the lives of the oppressed; and recommendations for prioritizing anti-racism and belonging in Social Work Practice. As the ABSW strives to learn how to promote social justice, activism, and culturally humble approaches within our practices in our communities, we look forward to having this necessary and transformative conversation on how we can empower and liberate those who are vulnerable and oppressed through our advocacy, social service, and research.
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