Blog Archive

     
  • Action Items (14)
  • Executive Director (34)
  • President (26)
  • Executive Director

    A Quarter Century at NASW WI!

    -+*

    by Marc Herstand, MSW, CISW

    Marc Herstand

    It is hard to believe I have now served as your executive director for 25 years!   I remember the first day I started with NASW WI.  I saw Bill Clinton and Al Gore speak at the Wisconsin State Capitol… Continue reading

    Charlottesville and Fighting Hate

    -+*

    by Marc Herstand, MSW, CISW

    Marc HerstandWhite Nationalists, Ku Klux Klan members and Neo Nazis marching with torches, armor and weapons, shouting racist and anti-Semitic slogans. Three Neo Nazis with semi-automatic weapons staring across the street at a Jewish synagogue during Shabbat services while their… Continue reading

    The Impact We Have on Others

    -+*

    Marc Herstandby Marc Herstand, MSW, CISW

    About seventeen years ago my oldest son Ari was playing in a middle school all city honors band. One performance he made a mistake which made him feel terrible. His all city honors band director, Mr. Saltzman, saw that… Continue reading

    The Inside versus the Outside Game

    -+*

    by Marc Herstand, MSW, CISW

    One of the challenges of lobbying for NASW WI in the current political environment is balancing speaking out on major social justice or policy issues that are partisan and are not supported by the Majority Party or the Governor… Continue reading

    The 2016 Elections

    -+*

    Marc Herstand

    by Marc Herstand, MSW, CISW

    “America is hard to see”
    Robert Frost

    “…never stop believing that fighting for what’s right is worth it”.
    Hillary Clinton 2016 concession speech

    The results of the 2016 elections surprised and shocked people all over our country. Those who… Continue reading

    NASW Modernization

    -+*

    by Marc Herstand, MSW, CISW

    NASW has always been one Association. Although the 55 chapters (all states plus New York City, Washington DC, Guam, Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands) have operated semi autonomously the national office has always set standards for their operations, bylaws,… Continue reading

    NASW WI Response to the Disorder in Milwaukee on August 12th and 13th

    -+*

    by Marc Herstand, MSW, CISW

    NASW WI is saddened by the violence, disorder and destruction that took place in the Sherman Park neighborhood of Milwaukee on August 13th and 14th.  Sherman Park has always been a neighborhood where residents of different… Continue reading

    Orlando and a Social Work Response

    -+*

    by Marc Herstand, MSW, CISW

    The tragic mass murder in Orlando challenges us to lead efforts to make our communities more tolerant and safer for all its residents.   The LGBTQ community has had a long unending history of experiencing violence, harassment, and bigotry… Continue reading

    Some Legislative Successes in a Most Difficult Environment

    -+*

    by Marc Herstand, MSW, CISW

    As the 2015-2016 legislative session comes to a close, despite a very difficult political environment and many very bad bills passed, we actually achieved a few remarkable successes.

    The most remarkable success was the passage of the Mental Health… Continue reading

    In Memoriam

    -+*

    TAMARA GRIGSBY, MSW

    TamaraGrigsbyby Marc Herstand, MSW, CISW

    There are some people who are taken from this life way too quickly but still manage to have a major impact on their community, state and the people who they encountered. Tamara Grigsby, who died at… Continue reading