The Association of Black Social Workers of Greater Los Angeles (ABSWGLA) is a local component of the state and national organization that provides a structure and forum through which Black Social Workers and those in related fields can exchange ideas, offer services and develop programs interest of black community. It is non-profit organization, consisting of professionals and community workers who make their skills available to individuals, groups and agencies for alleviation numerous problems confronting the black community. ABSWGLA was formed in May 1968. Once year, the National Association Conference convenes to coordinate community activities and address issues that beset black Americans everywhere.
Faye Mandell, an ABSWGLA member, gave a presentation at her church during Black History Month. She is speaking about her experience growing up in the segregated South..
Over the past weeks, months, and years members of the Black community have been murdered by people who were sworn to protect and serve them. The deaths of these innocent, unarmed individuals are an outrage, and indicative of the systematic racism that is woven into the fabric of our society.
ABSW and ABSW Foundation condemn this murderous behavior as well as other types of racial oppression, discrimination and prejudice aimed at our people and all people of color who have been disenfranchised in America. We vow to call out such behavior where it exists, and to encourage and work with other groups who promote equality and justice for all.