TIME TO TALK: How (and Why!) Social Workers Need to Talk to Journalists

October 10, 2018 12:15 pm - 1:45 pm

Hosted by

Media and Social Justice Caucus


About the Panel
Every day, tens of thousands of social workers go to work in courts, churches, city hall, schools, and hospitals across New York City—and bear witness to instances where human suffering grinding against the weight of a broken system. From this vantage point, social workers gain invaluable insight into these systems and their limits. The question then is how to communicate these insights to the public and policymakers where they could do the most good. That’s where journalists come in. This panel of academics, social workers, and media professionals will address the question of how—and why—social workers need to talk to journalists.


Karen Pennar (bio), Co-Director & Voices of NY Editor, Center for Community and Ethnic Media
Jehangir Khattak (bio), Co-Director, Center for Community and Ethnic Media
Claire Green-Forde, DSW, LCSW (bio), Executive Director, National Association of Social Workers (NASW) New York City Chapter
Simon Davis-Cohen (bio), independent investigative journalist and filmmaker


Desmond Upton Patton (bio), Associate Professor, Columbia School of Social Work, and Director, SAFElab

Please contact caucus leader Noah Phillips.