By Chad Dion Lassiter, MSW Sixty years ago, on the day before the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, NASW Social Work Pioneer W.E.B. DuBois died. The famed sociologist and civil rights activist was 95 years old and had moved to Ghana several years earlier to...
When the Supreme Court finally declared the Civil Rights Act of 1875 unconstitutional, Frederick Douglass, amid an outpouring of outrage, advised that we must first take a collective deep breath.
NASW, including our Missouri Chapter, on July 20, 2023, requested Missouri Governor Parson grant clemency to Johnny Johnson, who was scheduled to be executed on Aug. 1, 2023.
Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD) reintroduced the Democracy Restoration Act, federal legislation that seeks to restore voting rights in federal elections to the millions of disenfranchised Americans who have been released from prison but are still denied the right to vote.
The U.S. Supreme Court on June 29, 2023, made a ruling on affirmative action that will have profound and long-term implications for the country.
Nearly 100 social workers from 44 states and two U.S. territories attended 143 meetings with Congressional offices in the U.S. House and Senate on June 28, 2023, to build bipartisan support for key federal legislation.
Social workers can help families identify the connection between the environment and health, and they may support community members to advocate for solutions to environmental issues.