Social Impact LIVE: Social Work and the 2020 Election

February 4, 2020 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

About this Event

Since its founding in 1955, the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) has promoted open access to the ballot box. Field work departments and social agencies have access to millions of highly under-represented clients, constituencies, and communities, including those most likely to be targeted by voter suppression and gerrymandering laws. All of that said, in the 2016 election, most social work schools and social agencies were under engaged. How can we turn that around in time for the 2020 election? In this episode of Social Impact LIVE, host Richard Hara (bio) sits down with Professor John Robertson (bio) and Adjunct Professor Jaime Estades (bio), the founding director of the Latino Leadership Institute, to talk about their involvement in the Voting is Social Work campaign.


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