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Actualizing the United Nations' Decade for People of African Descent: The Human Services Professions' Organizing Challenge for Health Equity in Social Work, Psychology, and Addiction Fields

Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, Arnhold Hall, 202 55 West 13th Street, Room I-202, New York, NY 10011

This event is a first step in organizing a strategy to challenge each profession including Social Work, Psychology, and Addiction Fields, their associated institutions and the communities they serve; the goal is to create an over­-arching social justice platform; to realize health equity in social work, psychology, and addiction in NYC.

Hosted by The New School for Social Research's Concentration in Mental Health and Substance Abuse Counseling 

Featuring special guests: 

NASW-NYC Task Force of Social Workers of African Descent 
The Center for Optimal Living 

Note: The New School for Social Research's Department of Psychology SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0199. This program will provide 3 hours of continuing education credits for CASACs by The Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS). 

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Continuing Education


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Intellectual Culture and Big Ideas, Creativity and Innovation


The New School for Social Research, Department of Psychology


Psychology, Professional Development



Free and open to the public. Please visit the Eventbrite page to register.

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For more information please contact Onoje Muid or Morva Mariner 646-662-0217 or

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