film festival selections
"21 and done”
(1 hour and 4 minutes)
presenters: jocelyn scott, msw, writer & kiara jones, writer, director
21 is a celebrated age for many young americans, but if you're aging
out of the foster care system, the countdown to homelessness can feel more like a ticking bomb.
what should be an age for celebrating adulthood becomes a time of anxiety, desperation and
danger for many of these young adults. meet current and former foster youth facing these unique
challenges and the organizations outside the system that are on the front lines battling for
"summoned: frances perkins and the general welfare
(1 hour )
presenters: mick caouette, producer
in the depths of the great depression, franklin roosevelt appointed
frances perkins as the first woman on a presidential cabinet. against overwhelming odds, she
became the driving force behind social security, the 40-hour work week, the eight-hour day,
minimum wage and unemployment compensation. summoned: frances perkins and the general welfare
features compelling interviews with david brooks, nancy pelosi, amy klobuchar, lawrence
o’donnell and others while telling perkin’s heroic story which explores the history of women in
politics, social security, our attitudes toward immigration, poverty, socialism, and the role of
government. without this context our current dialogue is ill-informed and diminished.
"the weight of honor” (56 minutes )
presenters: stephanie seldin howard, co-producer, director
the weight of honor is the first comprehensive documentary to chronicle
the lives of families caring for their catastrophically wounded returning from wars in iraq and
afghanistan. over the course of five years we follow the arc of what happens when some of
america's best and strongest volunteer to protect our nation, but return home physically and
emotionally broken and disillusioned. what happens when they return is not only a personal
journey but also that of their family caregivers who have no training other than the love for
bhargava is on a mission to inspire more non-obvious thinking in the world.
he is the 3 time wsj bestselling author of 8 books on marketing, trends and how to create a more
inclusive world including non-obvious megatrends & beyond diversity.
rohit has been invited to keynote events in 32 countries around the world. he loves the
olympics, actively hates cauliflower and is a proud dad of 2 boys.
rev. dr. william
the rev. dr.
william j. barber ii is the president and senior lecturer of
repairers of the breach; co- chair of the poor people’s campaign: a national call for moral
revival; bishop with the fellowship of affirming ministries; visiting professor
at union theological seminary; and senior fellow at auburn seminary.
he is the author of four books: we are called to be a movement; revive us again: vision and action in
moral organizing; the third reconstruction: moral mondays, fusion politics, and the rise of a new
justice movement; and forward together: a moral message for the nation.
rev. dr. barber is also architect of the moral movement, which began with weekly moral monday
protests at the north carolina general assembly in 2013 and revived under the banner of the poor
people’s campaign. in 2018, rev. dr. barber helped relaunch the poor people’s campaign—which was
begun by rev. dr. martin luther king jr. and others in 1968—with an historic wave of protests in
state capitals and in washington, d.c., calling for a moral agenda and a moral budget. rev. dr.
barber has been arrested 17 times for nonviolent civil disobedience. millions of americans have
participated in poor people’s campaign events over the past three years.
a highly sought-after speaker, rev. dr. barber has given keynote addresses at hundreds of national
and state conferences, including the 2016 democratic national convention. he has spoken to a wide
variety of audiences including national unions, fraternities and sororities, drug dealer redemption
conferences, women’s groups, economic policy groups, voting rights advocates, lgbtq equality and
justice groups, environmental and criminal justice groups, small organizing committees of domestic
workers, fast food workers, and national gatherings of christians, muslims, jews, and other people
of faith. rev. dr. barber gave the homily at the 59th inaugural prayer service for president joe
biden and vice president kamala harris.
rev. dr. barber is regularly featured in media outlets such as msnbc, time, cnn, new york times,
washington post, and the nation magazine. rev. dr. barber was named one of bet’s 100 entertainers
and innovators in 2020, and he is a 2019 recipient of the north carolina award, the state’s highest
civilian honor. rev. dr. barber has also received the macarthur foundation genius award, the
franklin d. roosevelt four freedoms award, the martin luther king, jr. center’s beloved community
award, and the puffin award.
one of the most
prominent asian americans in broadcast news,
juju chang is the emmy award-winning co-anchor of abc news nightline and a regular contributor
to good morning america and 20/20. with the rise of hate crimes against the asian american and
pacific islander (aapi) community, chang leveraged her platform to become a much-admired
champion of social change. she made u.s. broadcast history co-anchoring the 2021 abc news live
stop the hate: the rise in violence against asian americans alongside fellow korean-american
co-anchor eva pilgrim and a cast of aapi journalists, thought leaders, lawmakers and
chang also reported from the scene at the mass shootings at three asian-themed spas in atlanta,
co-anchoring the abc news 20/20 breaking news special, murder in atlanta.
an abc news veteran, chang joined the network as an entry-level desk assistant in 1987 after
graduating with honors from stanford university. prior to her current roles at abc, she was a
producer for world news tonight, a co-anchor on the overnight show world news now and news anchor
for good morning america. chang’s work has been recognized with numerous awards, including multiple
emmys, gracies, a dupont, a murrow and peabody awards.
born in seoul, south korea, and raised in northern california, chang is member of the council on
foreign relations and a founding board member of the korean american community foundation.
rachel l. levine, m.d.
admiral, u.s. public health service
assistant secretary for health
u.s. department of health
and human services
l. levine serves as the 17th assistant secretary
for health for the u.s. department of health and human services (hhs) and the head of the u.s.
public health service commissioned corps. she fights every day to improve the health and
well-being of all americans. she’s working to help our nation overcome the covid-19 pandemic and
build a stronger foundation for a healthier future - one in which every american
can attain their full health potential. adm levine’s storied career, first, as a physician in
academic medicine focused on the intersection between mental and physical health,
treating children, adolescents, and young adults. then as pennsylvania’s physician general and
later as pennsylvania’s secretary of health, she addressed covid-19, the opioid crisis,
behavioral health and other public health challenges.
omni shoreham washington dc hotel
book your stay at the omni shoreham
hotel in washington, dc with special nasw conference rates starting at $259 per night.
street nw, washington, district of columbia 20008
hotel registration deadline: may 30, 2022
with hundreds of daily flights, getting into washington, dc is easy! choose from three major
airports in the metro area.
from ronald reagan national airport – 13 miles
take a taxi from ronald reagan international airport for roughly $20 or take the metro to adams
morgan/woodley park metro stop. walk south from the metro exit and take a right from connecticut ave
nw to calvert street nw. you will see the hotel on your left.
from dulles international airport – 28 miles
take the dulles airport toll road to route 66 east. proceed east on route 66. after crossing the
roosevelt bridge and entering washington, d.c., exit onto constitution avenue. stay on constitution,
then make a left onto 18th street. then make a left onto connecticut avenue. you will go through an
underpass under dupont circle. after you pass the hilton on your right, you will go 1 mile, crossing
over the taft bridge and rock creek park. at the end of the bridge, make a left onto calvert street.
the hotel will be on your left.
from baltimore/washington international airport — 38 miles
proceed through the airport and follow the signs for i-95 south. take 495 west toward silver spring
to exit 33 (connecticut avenue south) toward washington, d.c. proceed south on connecticut avenue
for approximately 5 miles. the national zoo will be on your left. proceed another 5 blocks and make
a right onto calvert street. the hotel will on your left.
from union station
if you are arriving by train or bus at union station, you can reach the venue by car or cab
in about 20 minutes or by the metro in about 25 minutes. take the red line towards
shady grove from union station and get off at adams morgan/woodley park metro. walk south from
the metro exit and take a right from connecticut ave nw to calvert street nw. you will see the hotel
on your left.
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↓ where and when will the 2022 nasw national conference take place? ↓
the 2022 nasw national conference, “the time is right for social work” will be held in washington, dc
at the omni shoreham washington hotel from june 22 to june 25, 2022.
↓ do i have to be a social worker to attend the 2022 nasw national conference?
no, in addition to social workers, we encourage other health and human services professionals to
attend the conference.
↓ what is included in the registration cost? ↓
registration for the conference includes all keynote presentations, breakout sessions, plenary
programs, materials, refreshment breaks, admission to the exhibit hall and social work film
↓ what is the deadline for registration? ↓
register for the 2022 nasw national conference online through friday, june 10. following june 10,
registration will be available onsite at the conference. the deadline for the early-bird
registration rate is april 15, 2022. register early as space is limited!
↓ are there any discounted rates for registration? ↓
there is a special early bird registration rate of $415 (members) and $640 (non-members) available
through april 15, 2022. regular registration fees are $475 (members) and $699 (non-members).
↓ is there a student member registration rate? ↓
yes, a reduced registration rate is available for student members of nasw. early bird rate (through
april 15) for nasw student members is $175. regular student rate is $225. the onsite student
registration rate is $250.
↓ is there a retired member registration rate? ↓
yes, a reduced registration rate is available for retired members of nasw. early bird rate (through
april 15) for nasw retired members is $175. regular rate for retired members is $225. the onsite
retired member registration rate is $250.
↓ what is the conference cancellation policy? ↓
written requests for refunds must be sent to nasw by email
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be issued 30 days following receipt of the request and will follow the schedule below:
- for cancellation requests received before march 31, 2022: you will receive a 75 percent refund of
your registration fee.
- for cancellation requests received april 1 - may 22, 2022: you will receive a 50 percent refund of
your conference registration fee.
- after may 22, 2022: no refunds will be issued for any reason.
- payments for pre-conference workshops and continuing education credits are non-refundable.
- nasw regrets that refunds will not be given for no-shows.
↓ what are pre-conference workshops? ↓
pre-conference workshops are 3-hour intensive sessions held on wednesday, june 22, 2022. there is a
separate registration fee for the pre-conference workshop: $110 (nasw members, student members, &
retired members) or $135 (non-members). you must register for the full conference in order to be
able to register for a pre-conference workshop.
↓ how many continuing education contact hours are available at the conference?
the conference includes up to 24.5 ces (there is a one-time $35 fee for ces). attendees will need to
scan their badge into each session in order to obtain ces. there are 3 ces for the pre-conference
workshops and are included in the price of the workshop.
↓ are there special events associated with the conference? ↓
- social work film festival - thursday, june 23, 2022 at 7:00 pm. three films featuring critical
social work issues will be screened. attendees may select one of the three films to view. there is
no additional registration fee for the film festival.
- social work practice meet-ups
- nasw foundation awards & reception
↓ are there volunteer opportunities at the conference? ↓
volunteer opportunities are available to nasw student members only. the deadline to sign-up to become
a volunteer is march 31, 2022. if you are interested in volunteering for the conference, please send
an email to
volunteers are responsible for their own lodging and travel costs.
↓ is there a discounted hotel rate for conference attendees? ↓
conference attendees can book their hotel stay at the conference hotel, the. a single/double room can
be booked for $259(+tax) per night.
reservations can here.