SSWR Annual Conference: Reducing Racial and Economic Inequality

Join us at SSWR’s 2020 Annual Conference in Washington, DC!

There will be numerous Grand Challenges for Social Work events, including Special Interest Group meetings for each Grand Challenge, a roundtable, and more.

And, don’t miss the keynote by Karina Walters, PhD, co-lead of the Grand Challenge to Close the Health Gap, January 18, 2020 @ 11:30am

Here are some of the Grand Challenge related events taking place:

Grand Challenges for Social Work Meetings

  • Network Luncheon (invitation only): Thursday January 16, 12-2:00pm
  • Executive Committee Meeting (invitation only): Sunday January 19, 9:30-11:30am
  • Leadership Board Meeting (invitation only): Sunday January 19, 12-5:00pm

The 2020 SSWR Annual Conference will feature Special Interest Groups (SIGs) for all 12 Grand Challenges, as follows:

Friday, January 17, 12:45 – 1:45pm

  • Achieve equal opportunity and justice| Room: Capitol, ML 4
  • Advance long and productive lives| Room: Marquis BR Salon 7, ML 2
  • Close the health gap | Room: Marquis BR Salon 9, ML 2
  • Coalition for the Promotion of Behavioral Health| Room: Marquis BR Salon 10, ML 2
  • Create social responses to a changing environment | Room: Marquis BR Salon 12, ML 2
  • End homelessness | Room: Independence BR A, ML 4
  • Financial capability and asset building (FCAB) for all | Room: Independence BR C, ML 4
  • Stop family violence | Room: Liberty Ballroom N, ML 4

Saturday, January 18, 7:00 – 8:00am

  • Eradicate social isolation | Room: Marquis BR Salon 7, ML 2
  • Harness technology for social good | Room: Marquis BR Salon 9, ML 2
  • Promote smart decarceration | Room: Archives, ML 4
  • Reducing extreme economic inequality | Room: Treasury, ML 4

Grand Challenges for Social Work Roundtables

[Roundtable] A Progress Report from the Grand Challenge to Ensure Healthy Development for All Youth
Saturday, January 18, 2020: 8:00 AM-9:30 AM. Room: Marquis BR Salon 8, ML 2
Speakers/Presenters: Jeffrey M Jenson, PhD , J David Hawkins, PhD , Valerie Shapiro, Ph.D. , Kimberly Bender, PhD and Richard Catalano, PhD.

[Roundtable] Healthy People, Healthy Environments: Building Connections across Grand Challenges
Saturday, January 18, 2020: 8:00 AM-9:30 AM. Room: Marquis BR Salon 7, ML 2
Speakers/Presenters: Shanondora Billiot, PhD , Susan Kemp, PhD , Lawrence Palinkas, PhD , Michael Spencer, PhD and Karina Walters, PhD.

[Roundtable] Grand Challenges for Social Work Roundtable Western Consortium for the Grand Challenges
Saturday, January 18, 2020: 12:45 PM-1:45 PM. Room: Archives, ML 4
Speakers/Presenters: Audrey Shillington, PhD , Carlton Craig, PhD , Martell Teasley, PhD , James Herbert Williams, PhD , Marilyn Flynn, PhD , Edwina Uehara, PhD and Nancy Meyer-Adams, PhD, MSW.

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