Social Workers Confronting Racial Injustice Conference

Registration for the School of Social Work’s annual Social Workers Confronting Racial Injustice Conference on January 25, 2019 is now open!

schedule and list of workshops are available on the conference site. The conference is free for a limited number of students, faculty, and staff in the School and $25 for community members. Lunch is provided and participants can earn 6 CEHs/.6CEUs. Registration fills up quickly.  This year’s theme is The Power of Disruption: Considerations of what disruption is, or can be, in a social work setting. 

This year’s conference will feature a keynote by Janaya Kahn. Known as ‘Future’ within the Black Lives Matter movement, Janaya is a black, queer, gender-nonconforming activist (pronouns: they, them, theirs), staunch Afrofuturist and social-justice educator who will illustrate how individual lives are affected by inequality and injustice, highlighting police brutality and systemic racism and its far reaching effects. Janaya will discuss the intersectionality of identity within the movement.

Thank you to our sponsors: 
American Family Insurance, YWCA Madison, Urban League of Greater Madison, Rogers Behavioral Health as well individual donors who, along with the School of Social Work, make this conference possible.

A note on parking:
Parking on campus is a challenge. Plan to arrive early, car pool with others, or take public transportation. There will be no refunds due to parking.