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Social Work Month 2024

Throughout March, the School of Social Work celebrates the profound impact of social workers and the invaluable contributions they make to our communities. As champions of social justice, advocates for marginalized populations, and catalysts for positive change, social workers embody the essence of compassion, empathy, and resilience. Join us in honoring their dedication and commitment as we host a series of engaging events and activities to highlight their tireless efforts and inspire meaningful dialogue. Together, let’s celebrate the remarkable work of social workers and continue our collective journey toward a more just and equitable society.

We embrace the theme for Social Work Month provided by NASW, “Empowering Social Workers!” Through our commitment to empowering social workers, we strive to foster a supportive environment where their expertise, compassion, and dedication can thrive. Together, we honor the life-affirming work of social workers and recognize their pivotal role in creating positive change and promoting social justice.


February 27, 2024 – Social Work Month Proclamation

·       6:00 pm. Attend City Hall to receive the March as Social Work Month Proclamation by Mayor Walt Maddox. 

March 2, 2024 – Selma Jubilee with SWACA

·         Social Work Association for Cultural Awareness (SWACA) members are organizing a group trip to the Selma Jubilee Bridge Crossing on Saturday, March 2nd. The 2024 Bridge Crossing Jubilee commemorates the 59th anniversary of Bloody Sunday, the Selma to Montgomery March, and the signing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

Students will be share riding and caravanning to the Bridge Crossing, meeting behind Little Hall at 6 am and leaving at 6:30 am. Please visit the link and fill out the form if you would like to join SWACA in the march to commemorate the continued need for voting rights justice.

For specific questions please contact Will Green (SWACA President) at

March 5, 2024 – Social Work Month Celebration

·         12 noon – Join us as we celebrate the remarkable contributions of social workers at our Social Work Month Celebration on March 5th in the vibrant atmosphere of Little Hall’s 1st-floor atrium. Let’s honor the profound impact and dedication of social work professionals together.

March 6, 2024 – Noontime Knowledge webinar: “Celebrating Social Work Month: Empowering Social Workers”

·        Noontime Knowledge webinar at 12 noon (Central) on “Celebrating Social Work Month: Empowering Social Workers”. Speakers will discuss NASW priorities and licensure. Free CEU. Panelists – Chief Executive Officer of NASW Dr. Anthony Estreet, President of NASW-Alabama Stephanie Manning, and Alabama State Board of Social Work Examiners Board Chair Kai Mumpfield. 

March 6, 2024 – Dean’s Luncheon

·        Dean’s Luncheon for faculty/staff. 

March 7, 2024 – NASW-Alabama Advocacy Day

·        Students attending NASW-Alabama Advocacy Day in Montgomery will actively participate and engage in state-level advocacy efforts. Take advantage of this opportunity to make your voice heard and contribute to shaping the future of social work policy in Alabama.

Student engagement at the state level.

March 20 – 22, 2024 – DC Policy and Advocacy Fly-In

·       At UA SSW’s Annual Washington, DC Policy and Advocacy Fly-In, students have the unique opportunity to engage directly with national policymakers and advocate for critical social issues. This invaluable experience allows students to shape the future of our nation’s policies.

Student engagement at the national level.

March 20, 2024 – Noontime Knowledge webinar: “Empowering Social Workers to Think Outside of the Box: The Use of Alternative Therapy”

·        Noontime Knowledge webinar at 12 noon (Central) on “Empowering Social Workers to Think Outside of the Box: The Use of Alternative Therapy” Free CEU. Panelists – UA School of Social Work faculty Dr. Laura Hopson, Dr. Catherine Carlson (moderator), and Dr. Uraina Scott.

March 26, 2024 – Jeremiah’s Garden Community Service Project

·        A meaningful community service project at Jeremiah’s Garden allows attendees to tackle hunger disparities together. This experiential learning opportunity welcomes faculty, staff, and students to make a direct impact while gaining valuable insights into addressing societal challenges.

March 27, 2024 – Noontime Knowledge webinar: “Empowering Social Workers to Promote Smart Decarceration”

·        Noontime Knowledge webinar at 12 noon (Central) on “Empowering Social Workers to Promote Smart Decarceration”. Hosted by the UA SSW Diversity Committee. UA SSW faculty member Dr. Curtis Davis will moderate. Panelists pending.

April 3, 2024 – NASW-AL Conference

·      Presented by NASW-AL and The University of Alabama, the NASW-Alabama Chapter Annual Conference gathers social workers and experts from various disciplines to explore the theme “Navigating New Horizons: Adapting to Social Work in a Changing World.” Don’t miss this opportunity to gain valuable insights and connect with professionals dedicated to making a difference in the lives of others and advancing the field of social work.

April 4, 2024 – Luau in Little

·      The University of Alabama School of Social Work is hosting ‘Luau in Little,’ an event in Little Hall for students to come together to celebrate the culmination of Social Work Month.

March Noontime Knowledge Webinars

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