CSSW ELECTION SERIES: Impacting the Election of 2020: How Social Workers Can Build Voter Turnout
- Office of Professional Excellence
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC; REGISTRATION REQUIRED; LIVESTREAM AVAILABLE
MIMI ABRAMOVITZ, MSW, PhD
Bertha Capen Reynolds Professor of Social Work at Silberman School of Social Work, Hunter College
Co-chair, Voting Is Social Work
- Voting Is Social Work
- Latino Leadership Institute
- Columbia School of Social Work Field Department
- Columbia School of Social Work Office of Professional Excellence
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About the Event
At this evening event, Professor Mimi Abramovitz (bio) will make a case for why it is essential for social workers to become involved in the upcoming presidential election. It is the view of Voting Is Social Work—the organization she co-leads with another Columbia School of Social Work alumna, Terry Mizrahi—that social workers have a duty to inform the people they serve about when, where, and how to vote as well as to provide them with information about the candidates and issues being decided upon. She will present the toolkit that Voting Is Social Work has developed to assist social service agencies and social workers with connecting their clients to voting information and encouraging them to vote on election day.
About CSSW’s Election Series
In the lead-up to the 2020 presidential election, the Columbia School of Social Work is partnering with a number of organizations to offer a series of events calling on social workers to become more informed about the issues affecting the lives of ordinary people and to take the lead in empowering members of marginalized populations to vote.