Three photos left to right: Imani Barbarin; Leah Laksmi Piepzna-Samarasinha (A 40ish mixed race Sri Lankan, Irish and Galician nonbinary femme with curly brown silver and purple hair, lying on a couch looking at the viewer horizontally. They have rose gold aviator frames, thick eyebrows, red lipstick and sand colored skin, and are looking at the viewer with a kind of tired but hopefully crip wonder. They wear a blue denim vest with a pin that says Neurodivergent Universe above a pink and blue image of a ringed planet, and a black tank top with yellow lettering that read Talk To Plants, Not Cops is barely visible. They have a tattoo of the words "We begin by listening" in magenta cursive script on their left arm.); Sami Schalk.

2023: Centering Disability Justice

2022: Radical Hope in a Racialized Society

Michelle Alexander seated at 2019 conferece

2021: Are You Ready to Answer the Call?

January 27 and February 3, 2023

Save the dates and check back often

Save the dates for the annual Social Workers Confronting Racial Injustice Conference on the afternoons of Friday, January 27th and Friday, February 3rd, 2023.

The conference will take place online. Look for registration information later this year.

This year’s theme is Centering Disability Justice and will feature plenary sessions with Leah Laksmi Piepzna-SamarasinhaSami Schalk, and Imani Barbarin, and two days worth of workshops.

For specific questions email: confrontinginjustice@socwork.wisc.edu.