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March 2021 - Northeastern District Update

Lynn Zakeri, Northeastern District Chair

Hello Northeastern District! I hope you are feeling as optimistic about this spring as I am. At least today as I see the sun shining and know that it is March. That leads me to our next event, COVID-19: What’s Next?


I am finalizing an hour of discussion for us to talk about what we see coming, what we are anticipating, what we fear, what we embrace. Two other social workers will join me in leading this panel on March 25, 2021, at 4:00pm, and I am hoping it will leave us all feeling supported and simply good when the hour is over. You can register here: https://naswil.wufoo.com/forms/43030032521covid19-2021-whats-next/


Other information you may find helpful and informative and interesting:


Volunteer Speaker Application: https://naswil.wufoo.com/forms/naswil-volunteer-speaker-application/

CHAPTER NEWS

Join the NASW-IL Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee!

We’re looking for social work leaders who are passionate about creating equitable spaces for others by serving on the NASW-Illinois Chapter Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee (NASW-IL DEIC). Members of the committee will serve as an advisory group to the chapter to further NASW’s mission to promote cultural diversity and social equity among the marginally oppressed populations. To find out more, click here: https://www.naswil.org/post/join-the-nasw-il-diversity-equity-and-inclusion-committee

Online Application: https://naswil.wufoo.com/forms/naswil-committee-on-dei/

DEADLINE: Friday, March 26, 2021

Call for Presenters! 2021 NASW Chapters Conference

The NASW-Illinois Chapter is opening a call for presentations that are creative, interactive, and audience-engaged. We are seeking one-hour presentations that are creative, interactive, and audience-engaged. Proposals should have dynamic presenters who can lead social workers through discussions and peer-sharing about topics relating to social work practice and must fulfill IDFPR requirements for CEU education. Read more here: https://www.naswil.org/post/call-for-presenters-2021-nasw-chapters-conference

Submission Form: https://naswil.wufoo.com/forms/call-for-presenters-2021-nasw-chapters-conference/

DEADLINE: Monday, April 12, 2021

2021 Virtual Advocacy Day

Join us for a day of advocacy with other social work professionals and students as we virtually descend upon the state capital in Springfield! The day will include a morning educational session (3.0 CEUs) on emerging issues and updates on up-to-the-minute legislation currently up for vote in the Capitol. Unite your voices with hundreds of other social work colleagues on issues that affect the social work profession in Illinois by taking part in in this virtual day of advocacy. Read more here: https://www.naswil.org/post/announcing-2021-virtual-advocacy-day

Take care of yourself this month as you take care of so many others.


—Lynn

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