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Social Work Day at the Capitol is an opportunity for professional social workers, social work students, and social work educators to learn, march and rally together to lobby our state lawmakers about matters of social policy that affect our clients, our profession, and the citizens of Minnesota. Our Voices at the Capitol are NOW More Important Than Ever!

4/3/2017
When: Monday April 3, 2017
Where: Cedar Street Armory - Minnesota National Guard
600 Cedar Street
St. Paul, Minnesota  55101
United States
Contact: NASW MN
651-293-1935

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2017 Social Work Day at The Capitol!

Rep. Ilhan Omar WILL BE AT OUR RALLY!!!

Ilhan Omar (DFL) District: 60B

Social Work Day at the Capitol is an opportunity for professional social workers, social work students, and social work educators to learn, march and rally together to lobby our state lawmakers about matters of social policy that affect our clients, our profession, and the citizens of Minnesota.

Our Voices at the Capitol are NOW More Important Than Ever!
Monday, April 3rd, 2017
Cedar Street Armory- MN National Guard: 600 Cedar St, St. Paul, MN 55101

 

 

Proposed Agenda

             8:30    Registration

             9:00    Advocacy and current legislative initiatives

Economic Equality

Racial Equality

Women’s Rights

Mental Health

Homelessness

             12:00  Lunch provided

             12:30  March to the Capitol

             1:00    Rally in the Rotunda with political representatives

             2:00    Students’ meetings with legislators


REGISTRATION INFORMATION
Online registration: $29/ student
Bulk school registration: $28/ student
Walk-in/day-of registration: $35/ student
If students go online and register themselves, it is $29
NASW REGISTRATION PAGE-CLICK HERE

SW Schools have the option of sending in a mass list of students for $28 /student

 

1. Please provide students’ information on a spreadsheet(sample spreadsheet)
2. Provide contact info on students who are school liaisons(attend free)
3. Provide us with billing contact
4. All payments are due by Friday, March 24th

Last year SWDAC reached capacity with 900 students.
Register early to ensure your attendance!
Please note:
  • To reduce confusion, the list the school provides us, is the # of students we will charge for, whether or not they actually attend. We must plan according to those registered.
  • If payment is not completed by March 24th, students will be charged as walk-ins at $35/student.

For questions on registration, please contact Whitney Gladden
whitney@naswmn.org 651-293-1935

If you know of individuals interested in attending just the rally portion of the day, we suggest they arrive at the Capitol steps around 12:45-1pm to participate! The rally is free of charge!

Hotel Accommodations
Embassy Suites by Hilton St. Paul Downtown
175 10th St E, St Paul, MN 55101
The block price is$109underSWDACand it is for:
Sunday, April 2nd (check in) through Monday, April 3rd (check out)
If you need any additional assistance contact the hotel at(651) 224-5400
Information on Student Liaisons

Student liaisons for Social Work Day at the Capitol have filled a variety of roles throughout the twenty-one years of programming. As the role of theLiaison continues to change with students increasing responsibilities and time demands, NASW-MN strives to accommodate and empower Social Work Departments, Professors and Social Work Student Liaisons to interact in ways that is most meaningful to the Social Work programs and students it serves. For the purpose of having a meaningful SWDAC event for students, NASW-MN encourages departments and student liaisons to engage in as many or as few of the suggested liaison duties listed below. NASW-MN staff and SWDAC committee volunteers are also available for assistance and to answer questions as needed. Historically, schools with liaisons that are engaged with their students, professors and day of activities have had the most successful SWDAC experiences.

 

PURPOSE/FUNCTION: To assist Social Work programs with organizing and participating in the SWDAC Event. To act as a contact person for questions and provide coordination for student groups attending SWDAC.

 

WORKS DIRECTLY WITH: Coordinating Professor, policy and program Professors/Faculty, department leadership, school associations or student groups, students.

 

SUGGESTED DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Visit classes to promote Social Work Day at the Capitol, showing the informational presentation and answering questions.
  2. Utilize NASW promotional tools to share information with students and professors.
  3. Lead coordination of Student T-Shirts (in past years students have designed and worn T-Shirts that represent their participation in SWDAC or general school association) ‐
  4. Responsible for bringing and carrying (or organizing students to carry) school or department banner. ‐
  5. Organize Signs and Student Chants ‐
  6. Work with professors to provide additional legislator interaction and/or policy training. ‐
  7. Provide assistance to NASW Staff and SWDAC Committee volunteers on day of SWDAC. ‐
  8. Assist students/professors with registration requirements and clarification. ‐
  9. Organize group transportation or carpooling. ‐
  10. Assist student groups in scheduling and coordinating legislative appointments. ‐
  11. Act as a general liaison for students asking questions or needing clarification about SWDAC activities

TOOLS:


‐ Promotional Handouts –3.5x5 in | 5x7 in | JPEG


‐ Liaison Questions: Jaimee Leibfried jrleibfried@stkate.edu

‐ Registration Questions: Whitney Gladden whitney@naswmn.org

‐ NASW Office: 651-293-1935

WE HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!

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