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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: All day Intensive with Dr. Kesho Scott -- "Privilege: A Tool of Social Justice"

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

Symposium Rate for hotel rooms:

Call the Hilton Garden Inn directly and say you are with the “social workers”  to get the conference discount.

Career Fair/Grad School Fair/Networking Event

Join us Thursday 10-20-22 for our

Career Fair/Grad School Fair/Networking Event

4:45 pm to 6:30 pm

This event is open to all social workers and all social work students:

no need to be registered for symposium to attend this event.

If you will be attending this event only, please do register for that event so we know how many people plan to attend.

All Exhibitors are invited to join us for the Career Fair