Trainings

Events 20-21

*SW students email Shelly Brooks (brooks@luskin.ucla.edu) for discount code.

 

Voting is Social Work – Let’s Mobilize!

The Department of Social Welfare voted unanimously to cancel all classes on Election Day, November 3, 2020. Instead, we will observe a department-wide Day of Civic Action. Our efforts align with the NASW national Voting is Social Work campaign. Voter mobilization puts social work values into practice. All people deserve a voice in local and national political decisions, and we are committed to helping the communities we serve build political power, vote safely, and fight voter suppression.

Our Voter Mobilization Working Group and Reimagining Social Welfare (RSW) Collective have compiled in-person and remote opportunities that are happening now through November 3rd. We encourage faculty, staff, students, and alumnae to get involved in voter mobilization for the 2020 election!

Check back for regular updates to these opportunities!

In-Person Action Opportunities

We encourage anyone who chooses in-person action to take safety precautions and follow guidelines due to COVID-19.

 

Become a paid poll worker:

Poll workers are still needed in LA County and across CA!

Bilingual speakers are encouraged to apply! Spanish, Korean, Farsi, Armenian, Chinese, Thai, and Khmer speakers needed. Link to the application process

*If you register, please send an email to rsw.ucla@gmail.com!

 

Become a poll watcher:

Sign up to be a poll watcher and be voters’ first line of defense against voter suppression and disruptions. Link to application process

*If you register, please send an email to rsw.ucla@gmail.com!

 

Sign up for Election Defense Support Roles: Link to application process

*If you register, please send an email to rsw.ucla@gmail.com!

  

Remote Action Opportunities

Phone or Text Banking with Social Work Votes

Join this non-partisan, nation-wide effort to get out the vote!

https://www.socialworkvotes.org/upcoming-events

Write Letters to Voters through Vote Forward

Send personal letters to increase voter turnout among under-represented groups

Join the Big Send to help get letters to 15 million voters – letters must be mailed by October 17

https://votefwd.org/

Texting with When We All Vote

Send texts with this non-partisan, nation-wide effort to provide voters with information they need to vote.

https://www.whenweallvote.org/texting/

Phone Banking to Get out the Vote with the Sikh Coalition 

Join Saturday phone-banking sessions on October 10 or October 17th from 11-2 pacific to provide non-partisan voter resources to Sikh individuals nation-wide.

https://www.sikhcoalition.org/blog/2020/gotv-announcing-sikh-voter-phone-banking/

Count on Us 

Join a coalition of youth organizers from Dream Defenders, Sunrise Movement, March for Our Lives, United We Dream to mobilize young disenfranchised voters.Various action opportunities available!

https://wecountonus.org/

Phone Banking with SCOPE 

Inform voters about Prop 15!

Thursdays 4-7pm and Saturdays 9-12  from now until the election

https://www.mobilize.us/millionvotersproject/event/327945/

Phone Banking with InnerCity Struggle 

Inform voters about Prop 15!

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays 5-7:30 in October

https://www.mobilize.us/millionvotersproject/event/323905/

Phone Banking with Community Coalition 

Inform voters about Prop 15!

Thursdays and Fridays 6-8pm in October

https://www.mobilize.us/millionvotersproject/event/329422/

Phone or Text Banking with Asian Americans Advancing Justice 

Make sure Asian Pacific Islanders nation-wide can access and complete their ballots!

bit.ly/API-phonebank

Take Remote Action in California through the Million Voters Project 

The Million Voters Project is a coalition of community-based organizations desiring to expand democracy and mobilize around an agenda of equity and inclusion. Many different opportunities are available to mobilize voters in Black and Latinx communities!

https://www.mobilize.us/millionvotersproject/

Phone or Text Banking or Letter-Writing through Indivisible.org

This organization has a Democratic agenda and different ways to get involved:

https://2020.indivisible.org/?akid=67410.828552.dWG3G8&rd=1&t=11&utm_medium=link1_20201004&utm_source=email

Protect the Results 

Pledge to take action after the election if Trump refuses to accept the results of the election.

https://protecttheresults.com/

Social Work, White Supremacy, and Racial Justice Symposium (Part 1)

Part 1 traces social workers’ constructions of race, racial ideologies, and beliefs through historical accounts that explore social work’s role in coercion, segregation, and displacement across fields of child welfare, juvenile justice, immigration, education, housing, and others.

View Day 1 Recording

View Day 2 Recording

Social Work, White Supremacy, and Racial Justice Symposium (Part 2)

Part 2 provides accounts of how the profession has evolved to begin to confront racism. What have social workers, leaders, and scholars done to challenge the dominant paradigm? From the advent of the National Association of Black Social Workers to innovations in practice, policy, and social work education, this session will address the numerous leaders and discourses that have challenged racism and moved the profession forward.

View Day 1 Recording

View Day 2 Recording

Social Work, White Supremacy, and Racial Justice Symposium (Part 3)

Registration Now Open for Part 3!

Part 3 explores emerging movements in social work that are working to actively dismantle racism and White supremacy. If anti-racism is the goal, how will we get there? What is the future we can imagine, and what is the future of social work in this new society?

Social Work, White Supremacy, and Racial Justice Symposium (Part 4)

Part 4 continues the exploration of our anti-racist future and the role of social work education in helping to achieve this. What is the future of social work education, and what are the strategies we need to employ to achieve racial justice in social work education?