Washington, DC (BlackNews.com) — The National Association of Black Social Workers’’ (NABSW) 40th International Education Conference will take place on August 4-14, 2017 in Ghana, with an optional extension to Morocco. NABSW will celebrate Ghana’s 60th year of independence from colonial rule. J. Toni Oliver, NABSW National President, recently announced this year’s conference theme is “60 years of Ghanaian Independence: Returning to our Roots!”

NABSW is excited to return to Ghana and Morocco this year to connect with Ghanaian and Moroccan social workers, learning about our African history and culture and experiencing current day life in the Accra and El Mina, Ghana and Casablanca, Morocco. . The conference features presenters and panel discussions on African culture, art, history, and social issues and will present donations to local organizations to support their community initiatives. The itinerary includes visits to Osu Castle in Accra; The W.E.B. Dubois Memorial Centre for Pan African Culture; Herbal Medicine Village; Assin Manso to view one of the biggest slave markets during the slave trade era; El Mina. In Morocco the itinerary includes a tour the majestic Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, Medersa Ben Youssef in Marrakech and much more! Attendees should expect to return home with rich memories of history, shopping, restaurants, museums and entertainment.

A detailed brochure can be viewed online.

Dr. Sevaughn Banks, International Conference Chair adds, “NABSW’s International Education Conferences are designed to explore countries throughout the African Diaspora and bring together. people of African ancestry in America with indigenous human service providers, educators, political and cultural leaders to discuss our shared connections and follow the African footprint throughout the world.” Space is limited. Seats filling fast, reserve yours today at www.nabsw.org.

Prices:

* Ghana ONLY: Double occupancy $3845.00, single occupancy $4395.00
* Ghana with extension to Morocco: Double occupancy $4125.00, single occupancy $4850.00
* Conferees will leave from New York (JFK) to Ghana. Transportation between JFK airport and the conferees home cities are the personal responsibility of the conferees and not included in the above prices.

Questions? Email NABSW at iec@nabsw.org


The National Association of Black Social Workers is a non-profit, membership organization founded in May 1968. Membership is available to persons of Black African ancestry who, regardless of profession, share similar concerns regarding health and welfare issues in the Black community. For more details, visit www.nabsw.org

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