Association of Black Social Workers

The Association of Black Social Workers (ABSW) is comprised of people of African ancestry and is committed to enhancing the quality of life and empowering people of African ancestry through advocacy, human services delivery, and research within the Penn student body, and the community.

ABSW also embodies the values of the National Association of Black Social Workers, Inc. which works to create a world in which people of African ancestry will live free from racial domination, economic exploitation, and cultural oppression.


National Association of Black Social Workers

Black Graduate and Professional Student Assembly

2020 E-Board

Diamond Walker, MSW ’21

Vice President
Ciarra McPhail, MSW ’21

Mariama Diallo, MSW ’21

2020 General Body Meetings

Spring 2020 General Body Meetings

All meetings are held 2:45PM-3:45PM

January 25th – Caster Building, A8
February 5th – Caster Building, D28
February 19th – Caster Building, D28
March 4th – Caster Building, D28
March 18th – Caster Building, D28
April 1st – Caster Building, D28
April 22nd – Caster Building, D28

ABSW Faculty/Staff

Valerie Allen, DSW

Joretha N. Bourjolly, PhD

Jennifer J. Clinkscales, DSW, LCSW

Adiza Ezell, MSW

Karen Hudson, PhD, LSW



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