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 Export to Your Calendar 3/14/2020
When: Saturday, March 14
6-9 p.m.
Where: COSI
333 W Broad St
Columbus, Ohio  43215
United States
Contact: NASW Ohio Chapter

Online registration is available until: 3/14/2020
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Join us for a memorable evening to celebrate social work.

Starting at 6 p.m., you can enjoy hors d’oeuvres and cocktails from the cash bar. The program and dinner will begin at 7 p.m. with a call to action by Dr. Kerry Ard. Together, we'll celebrate exemplary social workers and recharge with a performance b. We’ll wrap up by 9, but in case you want to stick around, we’ll have a live salsa band for your enjoyment!


The Location: COSI is a science museum and research center located in Columbus, Ohio. Originally opened in 1964, COSI was relocated to a 320,000 square feet facility designed by Japanese architect Arata Isozaki along a bend in the Scioto River in the Franklinton neighborhood in 1999.



Details: Wear your best outfit and bring your dancing shoes! Cost is $50 per ticket (includes hors d’oeuvres and plated dinner) and all are welcome to attend. To reserve a table or sponsor the event, please click the link to see the table packages.



Holiday Inn Downtown - $129/night, use group code “ASW”

Courtyard by Marriott Columbus Downtown - $179/night, use group code “NASW Gala”

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 About the Speaker: Dr. Kerry Ard

We're focusing on environmental justice since the gala will be held at COSI, a science museum and research center located in Columbus, Ohio. The  keynote address will be provided by Dr. Kerry Ard. Dr. Ard is an Assistant Professor of Environmental Sociology in the School of Environment, and Natural  Resources at The Ohio State University. Her research explores how social processes create and sustain environmental inequalities by race and class and  how these unequal exposures are linked to health disparities. She uses sociological concepts to understand the issues of social inequality and the  environment. Dr. Ard’s work covers the arc of environmental inequality from an investigation into its political causes to its ultimate consequences of social disparities in health outcomes. At the foundation of her work is a perspective that scholars need to bring the insights from the field of sociology to bear on the causes of environmental risk and resulting effects on health. Current research provides little doubt that pollution is unequally distributed by race and class. In all of her research, her goal is to uncover the political leverage points that will address social inequalities and achieve environmental justice.


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