Dr. Toft presides over first NASW-MN Town Hall

October 27, 2017
NASW MN Town Hall 2017

In her role as NASW-MN President, Associate Professor Jessica Toft chaired a first-of-its-kind Social Work Legislative Town Hall event on Tuesday, October 24th. Five state legislators attended this event and heard from social workers about their experiences of the impacts of social policy on their practice and their clients. This was live streamed via Facebook so social workers across the state could watch and participate. The recorded event is available on Facebook @naswminnesota.

St. Kate's - St. Thomas social work students, alumni and faculty were among the attendees sharing their stories with the legislators.  What a great example of practitioners actively engaged at the macro level!

The following legislators participated:

  • Rep. Paul Thissen
  • Rep. Erin Maye Quade
  • Senator Jim Abeler
  • Senator Richard Cohen
  • Senator Jeff Hayden
  • MODERATOR: Lori Sturdevant, StarTribune

More photos from the event by Joseph Lavigne | University of St. Thomas can be viewed in the Facebook album HERE»