Lunch Forum with the National Association of Black Social Workers Sep 26, 2013, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm



September 26, 2013

Program (12:00 – 1:00 pm)

Welcome and Introductory Remarks from:

  • School of Social Work
  • Student Executive Council

Remarks - National Association of Black Social Workers

  • Khalif Ali, MSW - Incoming President, Pittsburgh ABSW
  • Dayvid Brown - National Member-at-Large
  • Selena Johnson - Current President, Pittsburgh ABSW
  • Joe Benton - President, NABSW

Informal Networking with NABSW  (1-1:30 pm)

Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

About Our NABSW Presenters

Joe Benton is the president of the National Association of Black Social Workers and has been working with people in various ways since 1965. Over the years he has conceptualized, planned, organized and implemented human service programs with an emphasis on youth. Joe retired from his employment with the state of South Carolina in 2007 Prior to his retirement, Joe was the Special Assistant for Faith Initiatives working primarily with the AME Church, was the Richland County Director of Juvenile Justice for over 10 years and Assistant Commissioner of the Department of Juvenile Justice in South Carolina for over 10 years. Joe also  served as the Director of the National Youth Development Bureau for two years, under President Jimmy Carter's administration.  He has remained active in retirement. Joe serving as Board President of the Communities in Schools of the Midlands on the Board of the South Carolina State Employee Association, on the National Steering Committee and Board for the Working Assembly of Governmental Employees and on the National Steering Committee for the NABSW.

Khalif Ali is a proud native of Pittsburgh, PA. He works as the Director of Recruitment for Coro Pittsburgh. Khalif is a an alum of the Coro Center for Civic Leadership's Community Problem-Solving Fellowship (CPS). Before being employed with Coro, Khalif had maintained a strong relationship with Coro as a consultant with his company, K. Ali Consulting Group. Khalif is the Board Secretary for GTECH Strategies and a general member of the board for the National Council for Urban Peace & Justice (NCUPJ). He is one of the original members of Mayor Luke Ravenstahl’s Safe Neighborhood Cabinet where he worked with community leaders to resolve public safety issues. Khalif was also a co-coordinator of services for the Pittsburgh Initiative to Reduce Crime. A 2009 recipient of Pittsburgh’s “40 under 40” award, Khalif holds a MSW from the University of Pittsburgh with a concentration in Community Organizing and received his BS from Point Park University.

Location Information

Location: 2017 Cathedral of Learning