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Committee on Racial and Ethnic Diversity (CORED)

We invite you to visit or join this committee.
The meetings are held at the NASW Indiana office except as noted.

The next meeting is Saturday, February 8th at 10:00 a.m.

Meetings are every other month, on the second Saturday of the month at 10:00 am

Please RSVP to or 317-923-9878


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Committee Charge

Authorization and Accountability:

The Committee on Racial and Ethnic Diversity (CORED) is mandated by the NASW Bylaws (1994), Article XII, Section A.  The CORED reports on a regular basis to the Board of Directors on matters of policy in areas relative to racial and ethnic diversity


The mission of the Committee on Racial and Ethnic Diversity (CORED) is to promote, value, and honor diversity within Indiana NASW through education, policy development, and collaboration with other programs and committees.  CORED shall address those issues affecting racially and ethnically diverse persons with whom we work including those institutions/agencies that serve them.  A particular focus is on those groups that have historically been subject to racism.

Time Frame:

The Indiana CORED is a standing committee mandated by national bylaws.

Members, Terms, and Criteria:

CORED is open to all Indiana NASW members. The Chair of CORED will be a person from one of the diverse racial and/or ethnic groups.  The President of the Chapter Board appoints the Chairperson.  (Article V, Section 1)

Specific Responsibilities/Charge:

1.      Given that issues of ethnic and racial diversity are core to all association work, CORED shall develop, promote, and/or collaborate on methods of insuring inclusion of racial and ethnic diversity issues on Indiana NASW policies and programs.

2.      CORED shall work with the Board to model and insure a work-place free of discrimination and prejudice.

3.      CORED shall act as a voice to the Board on diversity issues the committee feels need Board attention.

4.      CORED shall promote its mission emphasizing curriculum, training of staff and educators to increase enrollments of racially and ethnically diverse persons in schools of social work around the state.

5.      CORED will promote the identification, recruitment, leadership development, and leadership appointment of racially and ethnically diverse persons within Indiana NASW. 

6.      CORED will monitor NASW and public policies affecting racially and ethnically diverse populations and advocate for the elimination of racism and social oppression.


The committee expenses of CORED are covered in the Chapter budget.


CORED is staffed by the Executive Director.


The National Committee on Minority Affairs was first established as a Task Force for Minority Concerns after the 1969 Delegate Assembly.  Later the name was changed to the National Committee on Minority Affairs.  The 1975 Delegate Assembly incorporated in the NASW Bylaws as a standing committee of the Association, with a responsibility "to develop, review, and monitor programs of the Association with respect to racism.”

The Indiana Chapter has had a Minority Affairs/Affirmative Action Committee since 1983.  The focus of the Committee has been to monitor affirmative action goals of the Chapter and to participate in continuing education endeavors of the Chapter.  Two Statewide Rainbow Conferences were implemented by this Committee in 1984 and 1985.  The Indiana Chapter Minority Affairs/Affirmative Action Committee was reactivated in 1991.  The Indiana Chapter in concert with the national committee changed the committee name to the Committee on Racial and Ethnic Diversity as mandated by the actions of the 1994 national bylaws change. 


How to Get Involved in NASW Leadership:

- Through the Indiana chapter you can volunteer for committees and task forces, write articles for the chapter's newsletter,
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- It is because of volunteers like you that we are able to deliver high quality programs and services to our members.  


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