Social Workers Confronting Racial Injustice Conference: The Future is Now!

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@ 12:00 pm - @ 3:30 pm

The 2024 Social Workers Confronting Racial Injustice Conference on Friday, January 26th and Friday, February 2nd (12:00-3:30PM CST each day). The theme of this year’s conference is The Future is Now!

Highlights include:

  • The Importance of Racial Justice and Liberatory Practice: What We Do and Why We Do It with Shimon Cohen and Charla Cannon Yearwood from Doin’ The Work, which provides education, training, and support to individuals and groups interesting in healing and justice work. Streaming January 26, 12-1:30PM (CST).
  • How Much Discomfort is the Whole World Worth with Kelly Hayes, a Menominee author, organizer, movement educator, photographer and co-author of the best-selling book Let This Radicalize You, with Mariame Kaba. Streaming February 2, 2-3:30PM (CST).

This conference supports social workers by challenging us to change our work and root our action in radical conceptions of justice. Through our learning together, we hope that this conference will inspire us all in our work, our organizations, and our society.

The conference is free to attend and we offer CEUs/CEHs. All sessions will provide captioning/CART services. If you need another accommodation or have questions, email Abbey at

The conference website will be updated with details on breakout sessions as they arrive. Recordings of past conferences are available on YouTube .