NABSW FULFILLS ITS MISSION AND CODE OF ETHICS: INTEGRATION OF BLACK POWER, PAN-AFRICANISM, AND AFROCENTRISM DURING ITS IECS
- Assistant Professor, Master of Social Department, California State University, Stanislaus, One University Circle, Turlock, CA 95382.
- Assistant Professor/ Assistant Director of Field Education, School of Social Work Fayetteville State University, 1200 Murchison Road, Fayetteville, North Carolina 28301.
The National Association of Black Social Workers, founded in 1968, commemorated its golden anniversary in 2018 simultaneously completing 40 International Education Conferences in 2017. This paper provides a reflective examination of conferee perspectives of their International Education Conference experiences and alignment of Black Power, pan-Africanism, and Afrocentrism. A deductive- inductive analysis yielded six themes conferees believed NABSW operationalizes in the Diaspora: distribution of monetary and non-monetary donations, relationship development, programming, advocacy, Afrocentric beliefs, and cultural awareness. Embedded in its mission and code of ethics, these six themes reassure NABSW their founding philosophies are apparent and upheld fifty years later.
Assistant Professor/Field Director Master of Social Department California State University, Stanislaus One University Circle Turlock, CA 95382
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