Friday, March 3, 2023
UT Austin and Texas State Capitol
Austin, TX
NASW-TX is excited to announce that Social Work Advocacy Day (SWAD) 2023 will be returning in person on Friday, March 3, at the University of Texas at Austin and the Texas State Capitol, in Austin!

The day will be jam-packed with advocate panels, discussions with legislative staff, a rally on the Capitol steps, and more. Watch the video message from NASW-TX Government Relations Director, Bryan Mares, to learn more.

Social Work Faculty - download this Professor Guide for a comprehensive checklist for SWAD 2023

Social work students – talk to your professors for group registration and travel coordination. View resources and register for the February 24 virtual Prep Event today! Stay tuned for updates #SWADTX2023
Help us get the word out! Download and share the NASW-TX SWAD 2023 Flyer
Andrew Marks Student Advocacy Award!
Don’t forget to nominate yourself for this year’s award!

8:00 AM
Check-in and Networking Breakfast LBJ Auditorium
Students and administrators with check in with NASW-TX staff and volunteers
Breakfast will be served
9:15 AM
Welcome from NASW-TX!
Will Francis, NASW-TX Executive Director
School Spirit Contest and Andrew Marks Advocacy Award
9:35 AM
NASW-TX Legislative Priorities and Advocacy 101
Bryan Mares, NASW-TX Government Relations Director
10:05 AM
Advocacy Panel
Moderated panel of social work advocates
11:00 AM
Lunch Break
Lunch is not provided
12:30 PM 
SWAD Rally 
Social Work Advocacy Day rally at the south Capitol steps
12:30 PM
Capitol Staff Panel
Moderated panel of social work Capitol staff members - Capitol Auditorium 
1:30 PM
Take Action for Paid Practicums!
Call to action with Jessica Riley, NASW-TX Communications Engagement Coordinator - Capitol Auditorium 
2:30 PM
REAL Town Hall
NASW-TX Committee on Race, Equity, Accountability & Leadership (REAL) Issues - Capitol Auditorium 
NASW-TX Social Work Advocacy Day (SWAD) 2023
National Association of Social Workers, Texas Chapter
810 W. 11th Street, Austin, TX 78701-2010
(512) 474-1454
[email protected]

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