Charge From the Board of Directors
The Commission for Diversity and Social and Economic Justice shall promote in social work education inclusion, equity, social and economic justice, and the integration of knowledge of how the multiple aspects of human diversity intersect. The Commission shall perform this function through establishing and advancing collaborative partnerships with all Council on Social Work Education diversity and social justice related commissions and affiliated groups, including external intraprofessional and multidisciplinary partnerships. The Commission shall work directly with all organizational units of the Council on endeavors related to diversity and social and economic justice and serve in an advisory capacity to the Center for Diversity and Social and Economic Justice. Concerning itself with the impacts of oppression, power, and privilege, the Commission shall also initiate and support efforts to expand the presence of historically oppressed and underrepresented populations among students, faculty, and staff in social work education programs.
CDSEJ at work during the 2009 APM in San Antonio.