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Region 4 - Western Michigan



The Powerbroker: Whitney Young's Fight for Civil Rights
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Project Reach Counseling Service
3501 Lake Eastbrook Blvd SE
Grand Rapids, mi 49546

Whitney M. Young, Jr. was one of the most celebrated — and controversial — leaders of the civil rights era. The Powerbroker: Whitney Young's Fight for Civil Rights follows his journey from segregated Kentucky to head of the National Urban League and President of the National Association of Social Workers. Unique among black leaders, he took the fight directly to the powerful white elite, gaining allies in business and government, including three presidents. Young had the difficult tasks of calming the fears of white allies, relieving the doubts of fellow civil rights leaders, and responding to attacks from the militant Black Power movement.


This Region 4 event will feature a viewing and discussion of film The Powerbroker and how Michigan social worker can effect change in their communities.

Free for NASW members, $15 for non-members

Please feel free to invite others who may have interest in the topic! Please RSVP here.

NASW-Michigan is an approved provider with the Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative, Provider Number MICEC-0017. This program is approved for 1.5 social work ethics continuing education clock hour

Save the date now for the 2015 Annual Conference: A Meeting of the Profession, which will be held in Kalamazoo at the Radisson Hotel on April 9 and 10th with a pre-conference event April 8th.

Interested in connecting with your Region4 Board Representative?

Contact your Region 4 Representative Lisa Townsend at

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