Justice, Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion (JEDI) Committee


This committee aims to organize social workers at all stages of their learning and career across the state of Colorado to dismantle barriers to resources and opportunities in society so that all individuals and communities can live full and dignified lives through direct and collective action.

The committee is group-led and encourages brave conversations to guide our goals. We are looking for members who can dedicate time each month to identify issues in the social work field and work toward outlining goals and strategies to address these issues. NASW membership is not required, as the committee wishes to intentionally foster a space with a minimal amount of barriers to entry.  If you want to work towards rooting anti-oppression and anti-racist work in your practice and create change at the state level, please join us!

This committee currently meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month from noon-1pm Mountain Time via Zoom, though the recurring meeting date/time for this committee is currently being evaluated & may change in the near future. Please see our NASW-CO Events Calendar for more info on upcoming meeting dates and the recurring Zoom link/info for these meetings. Furthermore, we encourage you to view our chapter's Land and Labor Acknowledgement.

Pre-registration is not required & ALL (members & non-members) are welcome in this space.

Help determine our meeting times and outreach strategies by taking our survey!

Have questions or need more information? Please contact:

Leanne Rupp, MSW, LCSW (NASW-CO Executive Director) at lrupp.naswco@socialworkers.org

Amanda Marsh Baranski DSW, LCSW (Chair of NASW-CO JEDI Committee) at amarsh29@msudenver.edu