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CPNYC Clinical Institute Training Program - Anti-Blackness in Social Work: A Conversation led by Joshua Ware, LMSW.

This 3-hour course uses a historical framework that will allow participants to understand the influence of racial prejudice. Social work is not exempt from the paradigms of anti-blackness, and its toxic teachings, which perpetuate a cycle of dehumanization. As practitioners, we find ourselves cycling the master's tools of silence and complacency in the face of black suffering. It is imperative that we understand how deeply rooted our perceptions of blackness are in this country, and how they affect our ability to serve those who are impacted directly by this system. This is a shift that is required on not only the macro and mezzo levels, but also at the micro level, in our daily interactions. In this conversation, we will be applying theories such as Critical Consciousness, Cultural Humility, and Critical Race Theory with the goal of employing what they teach us into clinical praxis.