California Social Work Hall of Distinction: A Force for Positive Social Change

Advancing Political, Social and Environmental Justice

Social justice is a core value of social work, guiding those in the profession to advocate for and address inequalities in society. Social workers will often transform their personal struggles into activism, education, research and practice in the field. The social workers featured in this section have contributed to the advancement of policy and social changes, advocating for political participation, civil and human rights, and environmental justice to increase equality for marginalized groups and communities, improve access to resources, health, and well-being. 


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