The 2017 NASW-VT conference was engaging and very successful!
A big thank you to the 80 people who were in attendance and brought a wealth of knowledge in various professional backgrounds.
Attorney General, TJ Donovan kicked the conference off with a keynote address highlighting the evolving need for social workers to be engaged in the Vermont political process. There was a riveting panel discussion featuring Dr. Wanda Heading-Grant, Ebony Nyoni and Dr. Moise St. Louis focusing on the importance of racial justice in the field of social work. As well as the acknowledgement that forms of racial violence and white supremacy must be interrogated in the work as a whole.
Participants were able to choose between 7 different educational workshop opportunities, ranging from child welfare, criminal justice and politics.