Chicago Association of Black Social Workers

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Hotep and Greetings!

Thank you for visiting the Chicago Association of Black Social Workers’s website. Here, you will learn more about our history, the guiding principles that lead our service, and our upcoming events. 

     CABSW was organized in 1969 – just one year after the NABSW founding – by 11 dedicated and devoted social workers. As a local affiliate of the National Association of Black Social Workers, we advocate for social change, justice and human development of African people in the United States and throughout the world. CABSW is comprised of social workers, social work students and experienced practitioners of African ancestry in a variety of disciplines who continue the struggle for justice and freedom.
     Chicago will host the 53rd Annual Conference, March 30 through April 3 in 2021. We are extremely honored to host again and anticipate it will be better than the last in 2015. Our Conference Committee is working diligently to make your experience and edifying and enjoyable one. Please look for upcoming professional development Zoom sessions starting this summer.  We aim to promote our community’s welfare, survival, and liberation as well as advocate for social change at all levels of government.

     We fully support #BlackLivesMatter as we endure difficult times pressing for equitable, fair and just reconcilitation of the atrocities of opression, death, economic depravity and the health and well being of the African American community.  

     As a member of CABSW you will have an opportunity to network with other, like-minded professionals as we advocate for policies, programs and practices to enhance the African-American family. If you have questions about CABSW, please feel free to contact us.

Harambee! (Let Us Pull Together)

Randy Sadler, LPC | Outgoing Chicago ABSW Chapter President '16-'20




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