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California Social Work Hall of Distinction
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Kenji Murase (1920-2009)

A child of the Great Depression born to a farming family in California’s Central Valley in 1920, Kenji Murase dedicated his life to promoting social justice and improving resources for underserved groups in the San Francisco region and beyond. A...
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"The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men the conviction and the will to carry on..."

– Walter Lippmann

The Hall of Distinction:
The California Social Work Hall of Distinction was created to honor those involved in bringing about the betterment of society. We also want to ensure that the contributions of social work leaders, innovators and pioneers would be recognized and preserved for the future.