Commission for Diversity and Social & Economic Justice
The Commission for Diversity and Social & 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 intra-professional 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 & 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 under-represented populations among students, faculty, and staff in social work education programs.
There are four councils and five affiliated groups under the umbrella of the Commission:
- Council on Disability and Persons With Disabilities
- Council on Racial, Ethnic, and Cultural Diversity
- Council on the Role and Status of Women in Social Work Education
- Council on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression
- Affiliated Groups