Organized by the National Association of Social Workers New York State Chapter (NASW-NYS), Graduate School of Social Service faculty members Carole Cox, Ph.D., and Dana Marlowe, Ph.D., will participate in a discussion on anti-Semitism on Aug. 26 at 6:00 p.m. ET.
The discussion, titled “Antisemitism: Implications for Social Work Involvement,” is part of the NASW-NYS’s “Chapter Chats” series. Chapter Chats, according to the organization, “initially emerged out of a need to socially connect social workers while practicing physical distancing. They have grown into an accessible and easy way for social workers to share resources, network, and engage with one another across the State and Nation. These are conversations hosted by social workers, for social workers. Open to all who would like to attend, and any NASW member is invited to host a topic or conversation!”
From the NASW-NYS website about the event:
Antisemitism is prejudice or hatred of Jews. This hatred reached its zenith during the Holocaust with the extermination of more than 6,000,000 European Jews by the Nazis. To a large extent, it was the Holocaust which led to the United Nation’s Declaration of Human Rights (1948), founded on protecting the fundamental dignity of all people. Unfortunately, antisemitism has not disappeared, with a resurgence in the last few years both in the United States and globally. According to the ADL, between May, 2020 and May, 2021, there has been a 115% increase in antisemitic incidents including attacks and harassment of Jewish people and vandalism.
These incidents, as they violate human rights and social justice, demand social work involvement at all levels of practice. This chat will include a brief history of antisemitism and its manifestation today. It will encourage participants’ engagement in the discussion both as individuals and social workers. Both presenters are active in various organizations in the Jewish community and are committed to social work’s engagement in combatting antisemitism.