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Social Work Legislative Day

Wednesday, April 10, 2013, 08:45am

Social Work Legislative Day brings together social work students from around the state to advocate for policies that advance social work values and promote social justice and the wellbeing of all South Carolinians.

The morning sessions and advocacy training will be held at USC’s Russell House Theater, followed by student poster presentations in Ballroom C and advocacy tables on the patio during the lunch hour.

For the afternoon, we will head to the statehouse where students will meet with legislators, and expert panels will discuss their work on two key social welfare issues in SC – Medicaid expansion, and the need for comprehensive sex education in our schools.

Social Work Legislative Day – Agenda April 10, 2013

 8:45-9:15 Registration – Russell House Theater (3rd floor of Russell House)

9:15 – 9:45 Welcome and overview of the day (Russell House Theater)

◾Carla Damron, Executive Director, NASW-SC
◾Senator Phil Leventis
◾A special message from Rep. Anton Gunn, MSW

9:45 – 10:15 Advocacy 101: Preparing for action (Russell House Theater)

◾Dr. John Ruoff

10:15-11:30 Student Oral Presentations (Russell House Theater)

◾Go meet with your legislator/staffer (students are expected to come and go from the oral presentation session if they have scheduled appointments with legislators or staffers)

11:30-1:00 Poster presentations (Russell House patio area and Ballroom C)

12:00-1:00 LUNCH -- On your own


◾Group A: Expert panel: Medicaid Expansion (Blatt, Room 110) Panelists: Dr. John Ruoff (The Ruoff Group), Mr. Frank Knapp (SC Small Business Chamber of Commerce, Mr. Bill Lindsey (NAMI SC)
◾Group B: Meet with legislators/attend subcommittee meetings/ Statehouse tour


◾Group A: 2:00-2:30 Recognition from Senate floor – Sen. Joel Lourie Observe session/ meet with legislators/ Statehouse tour
◾Group B: Expert panel: Comprehensive Sex Education (Blatt, Room 110) Panelists: Dr. Eme Crawford (Tell Them), Ms. Cherisse Eatmon (New Morning Foundation)

2:30-3:00 Recognition from House floor – Rep. Gilda Cobb-Hunter

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW-SC) and our state’s social work educational programs work together to hold this event.


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