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The Coalition on Race, Diversity and Intersectionality
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The Coalition on Race, Diversity and 
Intersectionality (CRDI)


Chair: Candida Brooks-Harrison LCSW

Secretary: Brian Romero, LMSW


If you would like to receive information about meetings, activities, or how to get involved please email us: You can also find us on Facebook! at “Naswnyc Race Diversity-Intersectionality”

CRDI meets the first Tuesday of each month from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at 50 Broadway Suite 1001 New York, NY 10004.





The Coalition on Race, Diversity and Intersectionality (CRDI) grows out of NASW-NYC’s commitment to social justice as embodied in its Social Work Equity Project. In the fall 2013, the CRDI met to discuss and organize around critical issues and concerns of our diverse membership and the clients who we serve across practice areas and settings.  NASW-NYC has placed a focused lens on race & racism as a social construct with power and great impact. We also recognize that there are many aspects to identity and the intersection of where they meet is a crucial place for understanding ourselves, our clients and our society.





As NASW-NYC has several Equity Committees, the purpose of the NASW-NYC CRDI is to:

  • Support collective reflection and discussion of race, diversity and intersectionality and the impact on individuals, communities, social work practice and policies. 
  • Identify areas of focus and relevance to the membership of NASW-NYC for promoting professional skills and competencies to better serve our diverse clients and enhancement of the systems in which we practice.
  • Develop and support opportunities for continuing education and professional growth
  • Share the work that is being done: goals, priorities and activities; finding places for collaboration and collective     actions within NASW-NYC and throughout NY
  • Develop and recommend actionable steps for consideration and further development
  • Advocate for issues of equity


Summer 2014 Event                                    


Summer Round Table

“Across Race, Diversity and Intersectionality: Critical Issues in NYC”


Spring 2015 Event


“A Time for Healing in NYC: Conversations Across Race, Diversity & Intersectionality”


Thank you to our co-sponsors: NAACP Brooklyn and Transit Workers Union Local 100


Winter 2016 Event

Winter Forum Spotlight on Children, Youth & Families

Across Race, Diversity and Intersectionality


Co-sponsored with NASW-NYC Political Action Candidate Endorsement (PACE) Committee



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