This week’s #MacroSW chat will be the first in a series covering social action. Read the full posting below (or head over to macrosw.com for all the details including how to participate in one of our chats. See you Thursday!
By Rachel L. West
The first part of a new series of chats on social action will take place this Thursday, December 7th at 9:00 PM EST/6:00 PM PST. The series will be hosted by Rachel L. West (@poliSW). The series will examine what social action is, it’s role in social work, creating a personal and shared vision, social action planning, community assessment and mobilizing, and tactics.
Questions for Social Action 101:
Q1: What is social action?
Q2: In social work, how do we define community?
Q3a: What community/communities do you belong to?
Q3b: Thinking of a community you are a member of, what problems exist in that community?
Q3c: What is your personal vision for that community?
Q4: How can you go about turning your personal vision into a shared vision?
Rabinowitz, P. (2017). Social Action. In Community Tool Box (Chapter 5). Retrieved from
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