SOCIAL IMPACT LIVE: Join the Campaign to Get Out the Vote

November 27, 2019 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Event Organizer

CSSW Communications

In this week’s episode of Social Impact LIVE, host Richard Hara (bio) sits down with Mimi Abramovitz (bio)—Bertha Capen Reynolds Professor of Social Work at Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College, an alumna of our School, and the co-chair of Voting Is Social Work—to talk about her campaign to ensure that social workers play their part in getting out the vote. She will address barriers to voting faced by the marginalized groups social workers serve—including a lack of transportation, a lack of information on the candidates or issues, conflicting work schedules, mobility limitations, or, in some states, a lack of appropriate identification—and suggest ways social workers can assist them in overcoming these barriers. NOTE: This event is part of CSSW’s Election Series.

About the 2020 Election Series
In the lead-up to the 2020 presidential election, the 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.


Please contact Thank you for being part of our Facebook LIVE series focusing on research and practice with social impact at Columbia University. We hope you’ll become a regular participant.

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