SAVE THE DATE FOR SYMPOSIUM 2022!

WE ARE RETURNING TO IN-PERSON

New location

NASW-Iowa 2022 Annual Symposium

Topic: Transformative Justice

Hilton Garden Inn West Des Moines

205 S 64th Street

West Des Moines, IA 50266

Thursday, October 20: Breakout sessions along with a Career Fair and Networking Event

Friday, October 21: Keynote Speaker 


Keynote Speaker

Dr. Kesho Scott

Kesho Scott

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Kesho Scott

Dr. Kesho Scott an internationally renowned Diversity Trainer/Consultant, an Associate Professor of American Studies and Sociology at Grinnell College, and an award-winning writer.  Kesho was a founding member of International Capacity Building Services, a cultural competency training team that specializes in facilitating both “unlearning isms” and Human Rights workshops as well various seminars and training programs that have been successfully adapted for audiences throughout the United States and abroad. In over two decades of developing unlearning racism work, Kesho has led hundreds of professional and community-based workshops; she has been keynote speaker for national conferences as well as a participant on several dozen national and local radio debates, discussions and public service announcements.  Grounded in this extensive experience, Kesho developed an “affirmative duty” technique for facilitating unlearning racism workshops.  It is a method that helps shift participants’ awareness, commitment and skill set toward being actively and personally anti-racist and anti-sexist, rather than remaining merely passive observer