Social Work Votes: Training the Trainers

February 10 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Location

Social Work Building, 1255 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10027, Room C06

Event Organizer

Professor John Robertson
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FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC; LIVESTREAM AVAILABLE; CE HOURS AVAILABLE FOR A FEE

Part of CSSW’s 2020 Election Series

with
JAIME ESTADES, ESQ
Adjunct Professor, Columbia School of Social Work
Founding Director, Latino Leadership Institute

ELI VALENTIN
Founding Director, Center for Politics and Civic Engagement at Monroe College

STEVE KRAMER
President, Get Out the Vote

SHANNON LANE, PHD
Associate Professor of Social Work, Yeshiva University

Cosponsored by

Livestream link: https://livestream.com/accounts/3727021/events/8996473

About the Workshop
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?

The roster of speakers and their topics is as follows:
Dean Kathryne Leak – Welcome
Jaime Estades – Voter Suppression
Eli Valentin – Message Construction
Steve Kramer – Getting Out the Vote!
Shannon Lane – Barriers for Field Instructors
The presentations will be followed by a panel of agency leaders & elected officials and an interactive discussion of next steps.

About CSSW’s 2020 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 and their interdisciplinary colleagues 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.

Questions?
For questions about Livestream attendance, please contact swcommunications@columbia.edu.

Thank you for your interest in our 2020 election series. We look forward to seeing you, in person or on Livestream, on Monday, February 10.

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