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On-site Conference Schedule (Nov. 5-8, 2020)

Thursday, November 5th, 2020



Preconvention Institute: Option 1
Full-Day Session (6.0 CEs)
Religion, Race, Criminal Justice, and Political Activism”Dr. Charles Lewis Jr. and Rev. Dr. Harold Dean Trulear
1:00pm-4:15pm Preconvention Institute: Option 2 Virtual Session
Half-Day Session (3.0 CEs)
“Truth, Mercy, Justice, Peace: Introductory Skills for Implementing a Multidimensional Framework for Reconciliation” – Dr. Lawrence Ressler
5:00pm-7:00pm Exhibits Open & Networking Time
7:00pm-9:00pm Opening Plenary Session (1.0 CE)
– Special Welcome – Karen Allen, National Assoc. of Black Social Workers (NABSW)
– Keynote Speaker: Nikki Toyama-Szeto
“Moving Towards Flourishing:  A Look at Pathways Out of Poverty and Injustice for a Diverse People”
9:00pm-10:00pm Opening Reception and Poster Presentations

Friday, November 6th, 2020

7:45am-8:15am Morning Devotions: Linda Darrell presenting and Kesslyn Brade Stennis leading worship
8:30am-10:00am Workshops — Session A (1.5 CE)
10:00am-10:30am Coffee Break
10:30am-11:30am Workshops — Session B (1.0 CE)
11:45am-12:50pm Alan Keith-Lucas Lecture (1.0 CE)
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Stanley W. Carlson-Thies
“Love God Totally, and Your Neighbor as Yourself:  How Religious Freedom Enables Us to Obey Both Great Commandments in Our Time”
12:50 pm-1:50pm
Lunch Break – Small Group Networking Meetings
2:00pm-3:30pm Panel Discussion: “How Do Social Workers of Faith Engage the Political Process?”(1.5 CE)
3:45pm-4:45pm Workshops – Session C (1.0 CE)
5:00pm-6:00pm Workshops — Session D (1.0 CE)
7:30pm-9:00pm Educator’s Forum

Saturday, November 7th, 2020

8:00am-8:30am Morning Devotions: Mike Fleming (on-site) and Bertha DeJesus (virtual) leading morning devotions and worship
8:45am-9:45am Workshops — Session E (1.0 CE)
9:45am-10:15am Coffee Break
10:15am-11:15am Workshops — Session F (1.0 CE)
11:30am-12:45pm NACSW Community Conversation: “Communicating About Race and Restoration Within NACSW”
12:50 pm-1:50pm Lunch Break – Small Group Networking Meetings
2:00pm-3:30pm Workshops — Session G (1.50 CEs)
3:45pm-4:45pm Workshops — Session H (1.0 CE)
5:00pm-6:00pm Workshops — Session I (1.0 CE)
6:45pm-9:15pm Evening Banquet (1.0 CE)
– Keynote Speaker: Rev. Dr. Bernard Richardson Performance by Dance Therapy Arts during the Saturday evening banquet.

Sunday, November 8th, 2020

9:00 am Morning Worship
Facebook online service watch party facilitated by Kesslyn Stennis Brade for the Sunday morning worship service live-streamed from McLean Church in Vienna, VA – details forthcoming