SOCIAL WORK VOTES: Standing Up to Defend Voting Rights

August 20 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Event Organizer

CSSW Communications
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OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | ONLINE ONLY (VIA ZOOM) | REGISTRATION REQUIRED 

Online panel discussion

Hosted by
Melissa Begg (bio), Dean and Professor, Columbia School of Social Work

Moderated by
John Robertson (bio), Lecturer in Social Policy, CSSW

Panelists:

  • Jaime A. Estades (bio), Latino Research Institute and Adjunct Assistant Professor, CSSW
  • Robert Paul Hartley (bio), Assistant Professor, CSSW
  • Sarah Jamgotch, MSW’21, CSSW
  • Charles E. Lewis, Jr (bio), PhD’02, Congressional Research Institute for Social Work (CRISP) 
  • Xinrui Lyu, MSW’21, CSSW
  • Tess Ariel Weiner, MSW’21, CSSW

ABOUT THE EVENT

Please join us for an important panel discussion of voting rights, voter suppression, and access to voting. We face what may be the most consequential elections of our lives while we are also confronting the global epidemics of COVID and anti-Black racism—all against the backdrop of our nation’s long history of suppressing the vote of poor Black, Latinx, Asian, and Indigenous people. Social workers, with their commitment to social justice and advocacy, and strong partnerships with community-based organizations, are uniquely positioned to raise awareness, mobilize for action, and increase voter engagement. Voting is one of our most fundamental rights and social workers are ready to defend that right. 

We hope this virtual session will prepare us to stand up and take action to train, organize, and mobilize to vote for elected officials who will share our values, advocate for our interests, and advance the policies we endorse. Join us to learn more about CSSW’s Social Work Votes Campaign—led by our students in collaboration with our faculty—and other critical voter engagement initiatives led by the Latino Leadership Institute and the National Social Work Voter Mobilization Campaign