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Nakia Winfield

Nakia Winfield, MSW is an antiracism workshop facilitator and political social worker who uses an interdisciplinary, anti-oppressive lens to examine power dynamics across social systems   While at NASW-TX, she focused her research on the intersection of mental health and oppression using an antiracist lens. A Resource Trainer for the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond, she recently co-chaired NASW’s Race Equity Accountability and Leadership committee, created to provide an antiracist lens through which social workers view their role in systems in Texas.

People in Crisis Need Social Workers, Not Cops

Social Workers address crises regularly and without an armed police officer standing in front of us. Often, the presence of an armed officer escalates a crisis that could have been better handled by mental health professionals alone. This piece is a commentary, part of The Appeal’s collection of opinion and analysis. The uprisings taking place […]