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Navigating Silences: Social Worker Discourses Around Race and Racism
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When: November 16
Where: Quest Conference Center
8405 Pulsar Pl
Columbus, Ohio  43240
United States
Contact: Danielle Smith

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Navigating Silences: Social Worker Discourses Around Race and Racism


This workshop is intended for all social workers who wish to disrupt the “every-day-ness” of racism. We will explore everyday experiences of racism through examining the work-related narratives of social workers collected from published research. We will investigate how racism (power abuse) is (re)produced and maintained through everyday talk and text. Because of the fear engendered by references to race, our workshop will begin by offering definitions of relevant concepts and will then prepare participants to engage in respectful, courageous dialogue. We will draw attention to racism’s relationality and explore how racism is silenced through various forms of denial strategies. Finally, we will examine how efforts toward the social justice mission of social work is compromised by avoiding the topic of race.  By confronting the ‘elephant in the room’ we will face the fear that often accompanies racial dialogue, see how we are all impacted by racism, and begin to see our own complicity. The workshop is presented by Cherie Bridges Patrick, MA, MSSW, LISW-S the founder and administrator of Paradox Cross-Cultural Consulting, Training and Empowerment, LLC.


6 CEUs including ethcs

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