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The 2017 NASW-NE Annual Conference will feature keynote speakers Sarah Deer, JD and Sandra Bernabei, LCSW, as well as multiple breakout sessions. There will be 'Intensive' 4 hour breakout sessions on Thursday afternoon. You will also be able to visit multiple agencies and vendors exhibiting at our conference on Friday. The conference will again be held at the newly remodeled Ramada Plaza Convention Center, 3321 S. 72nd Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68124. Save by registering today

9/14/2017 to 9/15/2017
When: 1 1/2 Days - 9/14 & 9/15 1/2
Thursday PM & All Day Friday
Where: Ramada Plaza Convention Center
3321 S. 72nd Street
Omaha, Nebraska  68124
United States
Presenter: Sarah Deer, JD and Sandra Bernabei, LCSW
Contact: NASW, Nebraska

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 2017 NASW-NE Annual Conference

  Thursday Afternoon September 14th and All Day Friday, September 15th
   Ramada Plaza Convention Center, 3321 S. 72nd Street, Omaha

Sarah Deer, JD


Mitchell Hamline School of Law


Professor of Law, Indian Law Program


Sarah Deer has worked to end violence against women for over 20 years. She began as a volunteer rape victim advocate as an undergraduate and later received her J.D. with a Tribal Lawyer Certificate from the University of Kansas School of Law. She is currently a professor at Mitchell Hamline School of Law. Her scholarship focuses on the intersection of federal Indian law and victims’ rights. A citizen of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation of Oklahoma, Deer is a co-author of three textbooks on tribal law. She has received national recognition for her work on violence against Native women and was a primary consultant for Amnesty International’s Maze of Injustice campaign. Her latest book is “The Beginning and End of Rape: Confronting Sexual Violence in Native America.” She is the recipient of a 2014 MacArthur Fellowship.

Sandra Bernabei, LCSW


Liberation Psychotherapist


"All I want is for my child to have a fair chance at what others get. Equity without minority status!"


When I heard these words from another parent, I took my first step toward becoming a community organizer for anti-racist change. It has turned into a lifetime journey of learning and personal growth that has brought me to a greater sense of humanity than I could ever have imagined, a committed life to the realities described in the stunning writings of Ta-Nehisi Coates in “Between the World and Me” (Spiegel & Grau, 2015), which is a letter to his son. His book is essential reading for a just world. It is my dream that our social work community will move towards this humanity by building a human rights agenda that demands for all a fair chance for a better life.


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