Racial Justice and Anti-Racism Resources
At NASW we unequivocally believe that our Anti-Racism Code of Ethics, Core Values and Social Justice Work align with the sentiment and meaning of Black Lives Matter- https://blacklivesmatter.com/
NASW Related Briefs & Reports: https://www.socialworkers.org/Practice/Ethnicity-Race/Racial-Justice/Briefs-and-Reports
Selected NASW Policies and Position Papers on Racism and Justice
NASW Code of Ethics. The issues of social justice, oppression, and discrimination are addressed in the Code’s Preamble, Ethical Values, and Principles and in Standards 1.05 Cultural Awareness and Social Diversity; 2.01 Respect; 3.07 Administration; 4.02 Non Discrimination; 6.01, 6.04 Social Welfare, and Social/Political Action.
Institutional Racism & Social Work, A Call To Action. This is NASW’s seminal paper describing institutional racism and calls the profession to action.
Social Work Speaks Publication: “Racism” Statement
NASW Social Justice Briefs
2005 Social Work Congress. The SW Congress addressed the effect of racism, other forms of oppression, social injustice, and other human rights violations through social work education and practice.
NASW Virtual Conference Keynote Presentation on June 15: Addressing Systemic Racism: Live Event with Wes Moore, the CEO of Robin Hood, one of the largest anti-poverty forces in the nation. Register for 1, 2 or 3 days: https://buff.ly/2XT2K6l
NASW hosts a noon (Mountain Time) Juneteenth (June 19th) Facebook Live Virtual Event on Anti-Racism. The event will also be recorded. Details: https://www.facebook.com/naswsocialworkers/
Dawn Hobdy, MSW, LICSW, is NASW's Vice President of Ethics, Diversity and Inclusion focused on making NASW and workplaces around the nation more diverse and embracing of all people. Learn more: https://bit.ly/2UQtVhB
Follow/participate in Anti-Racism dialogue within https://mynasw.socialworkers.org/home
All are invited to this virtual Congressional briefing (registration is now full). After the event, a recording will be viewable online at CSD, NASW, and CRISP sponsor websites and social media pages.
Black Lives Matter: Social Work and the Future of Policing June 30, 12-1:30 MST Description of Briefing and more information https://csd.wustl.edu/congressional-briefing-black-lives-matter-social-work-and-the-future-of-policing/
NASW advocacy and legislative efforts in which you can learn about and become involved can be found: Congressionally https://www.socialworkers.org/Advocacy/Social-Justice
and in Colorado https://naswco.socialworkers.org/Advocacy/Legislative-Advocacy , including our support of CO SB20-217 Enhance Law Enforcement Integrity https://leg.colorado.gov/bills/sb20-217 sponsored by Senators Garcia and Fields and Reps. Herod and Gonzales-Gutierrez.
NASW is always involved in voting efforts, locally and nationally, through www.votingissocialwork.org. Our Chapter PACE Committee that endorses candidates for office is a great place to make macro change. https://naswco.socialworkers.org/Advocacy/Political-Action-for-Candidate-Election-PACE
NASW’s Social Work Speaks and Social Justice Briefs cover related policy platforms. For instance, our stance against racial profiling is found here: https://buff.ly/2BZ1tn7
Race, Responsibility, and Reconciliation Series - Sponsored by NASW-NJ
NASW-NJ President Elect Professor Widian Nicola, D.S.W., LCSW 's "Lived Experienced Project: Being Black in America," broadcast weekly - accessed via Zoom and Facebook.
NASW Texas Racism Discussion Forum - and a related summer series
NASW across the country is involved in a weekly meeting to elevate the critical importance of this conversation within the Association, both looking inward and working externally. As part of looking inward, we will be updating this guiding document for our entire Association: Institutional Racism and the Social Work Profession: A Call to Action: https://www.socialworkers.org/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=SWK1aR53FAk%3D&portalid=0
Email us to be connected with our Chapter Leadership on Anti-Racism and/or to add to these resources.
Liberate app meditation app for the Black, Indigenous and People of Color community. Listen to dozens of guided meditations to ease anxiety, find gratitude, heal internalized racism and microaggressions, and celebrate Blackness.
The Safe Place: a Minority Mental Health App geared towards the Black Community to bring awareness, education and hope.
The Melanated Social Work Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-melanated-social-work-podcast/id1459689875
The Breakdown with Dr. Earl: A Mental Health Podcast
The Homecoming Podcast with Dr. Thema
Safe Black Space: https://www.safeblackspace.org/resources
The Nap Ministry-Resources for the Rest Resistance-https://thenapministry.wordpress.com/
Natl. Museum of African American History & Culture- https://nmaahc.si.edu/learn/talking-about-race/topics/self-care
Additional Anti-Racism Resources:
Justice Consulting (www.justiceconsultinght.org), with the support of Phoenix Rising and in collaboration with Jamie Rosseland, is offering an eight-week course on dismantling privilege. This is being offered free of charge.
https://www.driep.org/anti-racism-training - free through June 2020
75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice by Corinne Shutack: https://medium.com/equality-includes-you/what-white-people-can-do-for-racial-justice-f2d18b0e0234
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLE77qhZ8LgJUw_Ttr6xvVw - April Harter, LCSW (Colorado-based)
Talking About Race - National Museum of African American History & Culture
Brené Brown with Ibram X. Kendi on How to Be an Antiracist
Listing of Anti-Racism Resources, NASW-TX bit.ly/ANTIRACISMRESOURCES
Resources for therapists: https://www.socialwork.career/2020/06/anti-racism-resources-for-social-workers-and-therapists.html
Books about activism for kids&youth: https://www.readbrightly.com/books-about-activism-for-kids/
White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack by Peggy McIntosh: https://www.racialequitytools.org/resourcefiles/mcintosh.pdf
White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard to Talk to White People About Racism by Robin DiAngelo: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/why-its-so-hard-to-talk-to-white-people-about-racism_b_7183710
White Supremacy Culture by Tema Okun: http://www.dismantlingracism.org/uploads/4/3/5/7/43579015/okun_-_white_sup_culture.pdf
When the ‘White Tears’ Keep Coming by Leah Donnella: https://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2018/11/28/649537891/when-the-white-tears-just-keep-coming
The Empathy Crisis of White America by Phillip Picardi: https://buff.ly/37oxRuL
How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Discussing Race by Jay Smooth (video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbdxeFcQtaU
Allegories on Race and Racism by Camara Phyllis Jones (video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNhcY6fTyBM
A History of Racial Injustice (calendar): https://calendar.eji.org/racial-injustice
Create an action plan for racial equity: https://www.racialequitytools.org/plan/action-plan
Hire and retain a diverse workforce:
You can engage with NASWCO in its commitment to initiatives to make social work an affordable, viable option for all by engaging with efforts such as https://cwdc.colorado.gov/strategies/career-pathways and through NASW scholarships https://www.socialworkers.org/Donate
6 Steps for Building an Inclusive Workplace: https://www.shrm.org/hr-today/news/hr-magazine/0418/pages/6-steps-for-building-an-inclusive-workplace.aspx
Beyond Diversity: A Road Map to Building an Inclusion Organization: https://www.diversegreen.org/beyond-diversity/
Blind Hiring: A How-to Guide to Reduce Bias and Increase Diversity: https://ideal.com/blind-hiring/
Volunteer opportunities that might be of interest - Help Colorado Now - https://cohealthvol.nationbuilder.com/ includes volunteer opportunities for social workers, as does Spark the Change- https://www.sparkthechangecolorado.org/
Additional Resources Related to Fighting Racism