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Social Workers' Book Club - May 2024

  • May 02, 2024
  • 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Online Zoom
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Social Workers' Book Club

Thursday, May 2, 2024, 8:30-10 PM Eastern Time on Zoom

CSWA is proud to offer a new way to connect with peers by welcoming you to join the Social Workers' Book Club! The first book will be President Obama's Book of the Year, The Heaven and Earth Grocery Store, by James McBride. Please see below for a message about the Book Club from our inaugural facilitator, CSWA Board Member, Austin Matthews, LCSW.

The Social Workers' Book Club is a new program from the Clinical Social Work Association that was created with the intention to provide a space that builds social connections between CSWA members and creates a forum for continuing personal development. 

In each session, the Book Club will read one book that touches on social work topics: social issues, policy history, theory, or any book that captures the complex and often contradictory beauty of the human experience. A clinical social worker will facilitate an informal conversation about each book and moderate any discussions. Your facilitator(s) may provide reflection questions for each book that help center critical themes, but you are encouraged to completely ignore that and read this book however you want and feel - whatever is natural! (Heck yeah!)

Our first novel, The Heaven and Earth Grocery Store, by James McBride, explores so many topics that speak to me as a social worker: poverty, race, immigration, faith, justice (or the lack thereof), self-determination, and more. I'm excited to be able to share the book with others that can see things from the clinical social work frame.

Participants are each responsible for obtaining their own copy of the book to read prior to the Book Club. Due to the nature of this event, please note that space is very limited.

This program is not eligible for CEs.

If you do not receive a confirmation email upon registering, please reach out for assistance by emailing All inquiries regarding registration status, links or other event-related concerns must be made at least 24 hours prior the start of an event. Zoom links will be sent out 48 hours prior to the Book Club. Staff will not be able to provide assistance right before or during an event due to the timing of the program. 

*If you are not a member but would like to attend the Social Workers' Book Club, click here to learn more about CSWA benefits and join today.

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