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Committee on Race, Equity, Accountability & Leadership (REAL) Issues


The mission of the REAL Committee is to educate and equip NASW/Texas members to identify and change racist practices within relevant institutions. The REAL committee will promote conditions which encourage respect for the diversity of cultures including equality and equity of opportunity and treatment in all activities of NASW/Texas and institutions connected to the social work profession. We will do this through education, coalition building, research and community dialogue. Learn more about the committee's objectives and strategies in the Board Proposal.


Special thanks to the NASW/Texas staff and our champions, Miriam Nisenbaum, Nakia Winfield, Joyce James, Dr. Michele Rountree, Dr. Martell Teasley, Naomi Brown, Mike Manor, and Sandra Bernabie for your assistance in the creation of this new committee.




Committee Members

Robin Fay Johnson, LMSW, Co-Chair (pictured left)

Kimberly M. Lauriston, Co-Chair (pictured right)



get involved

Interested in helping us with this movement?  Contact a committee co-chair for more information on the following open positions:  Secretary, Communications Lead, Event Coordinator, Research Coordinator, Curriculum Liaison, Ally Liaison, and Regional Lead.


More information on the open positions, as well as the bios of the Co-Chairs, may be found here.




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