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Challenging Racial Disparities:
Poverty, Race, and Addiction
A one-day conference
June 7, 2017
Rutgers University
Busch Campus Center, Piscataway, NJ
Featuring keynote speaker
Dr. Carl Hart
Chair, Department of Psychology, Columbia University
Nationally Acclaimed Speaker and
Award Winning Author on Drug Policy and Inequality

Conference Overview:
Designed with the practitioner in mind, this conference will provide social workers and allied professionals with a dynamic learning opportunity on the topic of racial disparities. Through presentations and interaction, attendees will leave with enhanced knowledge and skills to address racial disparity issues in their practice with clients, organizations, and communities.
Let’s further the national conversation together.
Wednesday, June 7th, 2017
Conference Registration will open by:
March 1st
Workshop proposals are due by:
February 15, 2017

Presentation Proposals:

You are cordially invited to submit a proposal for a one-hour breakout session on a topic related to race or racial disparities. The workshop content should be relevant to the practicing social worker and can include topics such as: model programs that effectively address racial issues, skill building workshops, and practice approaches that address racial issues based on research or theory. Presentations may be delivered by a panel or a single presenter.
Professionals looking to increase their knowledge and skills to effectively discuss and address racial issues in their practice.

Conference Format:
Dr Hart will provide the stimulating morning keynote and then join an expert panel to discuss issues of racial disparities and how professionals can make a difference. The afternoon will offer a choice of breakout sessions.
  • Registration:  $69 (includes lunch)
  • 5 CE Hours (social & cultural competence) for social workers and licensed professional counselors.

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