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The 2019 NASW - Alabama Chapter Annual Advocacy Day will be held on April 11, 2019 in Montgomery, AL at the Capital Auditorium. Join us on that day as we advocate and use our legislative processes to address issues that effect the State of Alabama, Social Workers, our profession and those we serve. Registration IS required, and seating is limited.

3/13/2019 to 4/11/2019
When: 04/11/2019
Where: Alabama State Capital Auditorium
600 Dexter Ave
Montgomery, Alabama  36130
United States
Contact: NASW Alabama Chapter

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Keynote Speaker:

Mildred "Mit" C. Joyner is a Professor Emerita of Social Work, at West Chester University of Pennsylvania.  Professor Joyner received a BSW from Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio and her MSW from Howard University, School of Social Work, Washington, D.C.  Her professional career began at Chester County Children, Youth, and Families as a protective service worker; she was promoted to serve as the first department head and legal liaison of the child abuse unit.

Professor Joyner later joined the faculty at WCU as an associate professor, she was elected in by the faculty as department chair of the undergraduate social work department,  a position she held for several decades. In 2011, she retired from the university and created MCJ Consultants which specializes in organizational change and achieving equity for all.

Professor Joyner is the immediate past President of the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Concurrently she served on the board of the International Association for Schools of Social Work (IASSW), and represented the United States. Professor Joyner also served as President of the Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors (BPD).  Professor Joyner holds active membership in BPD, CSWE, and NASW, and recently ended her term as NASW-national Vice-President. Nominated by her peers in January 2019, Professor Joyner is on the ballot for the position of the national President of NASW. If you are a member please read all the bios, make an informed decision and vote today. 

Professor Joyner has numerous publications the most recent is a co-authored book “Critical Multiculturalism and Intersectionality In a Complex World” 2nd edition (2018). Professor Joyner has presented hundreds of  invitational papers, lectures, and panel presentations at numerous universities, agencies, businesses, and professional conferences throughout the world.

Professor Joyner was named an NASW Pioneer in 2011,  she has received numerous awards which include the AGE Social Work Mit Joyner Leadership Award, the BPD Lifetime to Achievement Award,  Living Beyond Breast Cancer Founders Award for leadership and stewardship, The Dr. Inabel Burns Lindsay Award bestowed by her alma mater Howard University School of Social Work, the Central State University Hall of Fame Award as a Distinguished Alumni, the First William Culp lecturer by Abilene Christian University School of Social Work , West Chester University Social Work Students of NABSW named an award in her honor the Mit Joyner Social Work Leadership Award that is annually given to a student; she also received in 2016 the CSWE Lifetime Service and Leadership Award.

 Professor Joyner currently serves as a senior advisor of Social Work Voices LLC a steering committee which focuses on obtaining justice and equity for all, this social work problem solving intellectual think tank will launch the first retreat in Martha’s Vineyard in June 2019.  Due to her leadership, professional achievements,  and numerous accolades Professor Joyner will receive an honorary doctorate in Public Affairs in May 2019 from West Chester University of Pennsylvania.

In the West Chester community where she resides,  she currently serves on the board of directors of Chester County Food Bank, and is a bank director at DNBFirst. Professor Joyner is married for 43 years to the Honorable J. Curtis Joyner, a Senior Federal Judge of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Together they have three daughters Dr. Jennifer Joyner-Hall a clinical psychologist in Washington, DC; Nicole M. Joyner, a Human Resource Director in Atlanta, GA; and Jacqlyn A.Joyner an Attorney in Washington, DC.

Professor Joyner’s favorite greatest role  is being “Gg” to her two grandsons David Anthony Hall IV age 6 and Jacob James Joyner Hall age 4.  In fact, her grandsons are the main reasons that today that she remains committed to the arduous task of achieving racial, social, economic, environmental and political justice for all.

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