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Friday, June 30

July 2017 - East Central District Update

Kenna Dunlap Johnson

Hello East Central District Members!

I hope you are all enjoying your summer!  We have some great events coming up.  I'm asking for volunteers.  If anyone is interested in helping with upcoming events for our district, please let me know.  You can reach me by e-mail at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Pleaes read on for more information on events and Social Workers in Action. 


Welcome New Member!

Ann Kistner

We're so glad to have you as a part of the East Central District!


Upcoming Events -

Ethics/Cultural Comps Event in Champaign-Urbana - September 2017

Please be on the lookout for more information to come out within the month on a CEU event that will take place in the Champaign-Urbana area.  Currently, the plan is for the event to focus on immigration law as well as ethics in technology.  We are hopeful to offer 3 ethics CEUs and 3 Cultural Competency CEUs.  Please be on the lookout for more information on this event as we continue to work to organize it. 

Documentary Screening Hopeful

Please be on the lookout for information in the coming months on a potential screening of the documentary, Almost Sunrise.  If you are interested in the film and would like to help with putting an event together, please contact me at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Early Registration Open for the 2017 NASW-IL Chapter Statewide Conference

The 2017 NASW-Illinois chapter Statewide Conference: A Meeting of the Professions is now open fo rearly registration.  The conference will take place starting as early as Sunday, October 22 for a Pre-Conference CEU event through Wednesday, October 25.  This year, the conference will take place at the Westin North Shore in Wheeling, IL.  This is sure to be a great opportunity for CEUs and networking and will, like always, have a great lineup of speakers and topics to attend.  As this is a licensure renewal year, this is also a great opportunity to get those needed CEUs.  With up to 20 CEUs available, attendees can obtain their needed face-to-face CEUs along with the required cultural competency and ethics CEUs. 

Early Bird Deadline: August 31, 2017

Please visit the following link for more information and to REGISTER:



Social Workers in Action

As social workers, we carry an ethical obligation to promote social justice, equity, and inclusion.  This often means working to create structural changes in the institutions of society and dismantling systems that are oppressive.  As social workers, we are on the front lines of these efforts.  The following is a listing of social action organizations that are already very active in the East Central District and social workers' participation would be welcome:  

Not in Our Town (Bloomington-Normal)


Voices of Reason





Central Illinois SURJ (Show up for Racial Justice Urbana)


Illinois People's Action



Join an NASW-IL SIG!

Please remember that NASW also has several different Shared Interest Groups (SIGs) that provide opportunity to share on specific topics in the field.  Please learn more about joining a SIG by visiting the following link:



Please feel free to reach out to me at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with ideas on upcoming district events or to nominate someone as the next East Central Highlighted Member of the Month.

Take care and I hope to see you soon!

Posted on 06/30/17 at 10:17 AM


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