Anti-Oppressive Working Group

The Anti-Oppressive Working Group is a part of the NASW-Nebraska Chapter. Our mission is to increase our chapter’s social work commitment to the value of social justice. We work with NASW-NE members to ensure that social workers in Nebraska have the necessary knowledge and skills to create a more equitable world by challenging systemic oppression impacting vulnerable people in our state. We envision helping social workers to constructively identify, evaluate and address oppressive dynamics in our profession, and more broadly our society. In this way, we work toward fulfilling the primary mission of the social work profession “to enhance human well-being and help meet the basic human needs of all people, with particular attention to the needs and empowerment of people who are vulnerable, oppressed, and living in poverty.” Our primary goal is to provide educational opportunities and training for growth in practicing within an anti-oppressive scope. Additionally, the Group will assist in assessing the diversity among the NASW-NE members, committees, and board.

We offer processes by which social workers can voice concerns, raise ideas, and connect with their peers in regards to oppressive systems, incidents, and ongoing prejudices. We provide listening sessions, can connect with social workers on social media, and have other available communication channels. In particular, we are empowered by the NASW-NE board to make statements responding to situations involving oppression. 

If you'd like more information or have any questions, comments, or concerns, please address them to

If you are aware of an issue that you'd like to take action on, please utilize our Request Referral Form linked below, and we will be in contact within 24 hours. 

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