Summer Reading: The Best in Social Work-Inclusive Books and Films: #MacroSW Chat June 28, 2018

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Read any good books lately?

Seen any good movies?

Going to finally peruse that text you’re considering for use in your Macro Social Work course?

What have you read or viewed that reflects our values of social justice, service, respect for the dignity and worth of every person, or the importance of healthy relationships?

For this chat, we’ll share our favorite books both literary and academic, movies, and more!

What is your “best of”?

Please suggest books, movies, blogs, podcasts, interviews, text books or that outstanding academic article that all macro social workers should read  – where a character is a social worker, or that reflects any aspect of social work.

We’ll  gather all your recommendations, and publish it here. Please join host and #MacroSW partner Pat Shelly from @UBSSW on Thursday!

Here’s one suggestion:

film poster of woman and child under a tree.

2018 Oscar for Best Live Action Short Film: The Silent Child (2017) 22 minutes.

The…

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U.S. Immigration policy, 2018: What must social workers do? #MacroSW Chat 6/21/2018 at 9:00 p.m. eastern

Topic synopsis: For this week's #MacroSW chat, we'll be discussing what we are witnessing unfolding at the U.S./Mexico border. Social workers are witnessing a new policy of immigration engagement: the active separation of children from their families. This is a new interpretation of immigration policy, and the intent of this new action is not uniformly… Continue reading U.S. Immigration policy, 2018: What must social workers do? #MacroSW Chat 6/21/2018 at 9:00 p.m. eastern

#MacroSW chat 6/14/2018: The end of Net Neutrality, and how social work may be impacted

The End of Net Neutrality_How will Social Work beImpacted_.pngFor this chat, we’ll look at the current state of Net Neutrality, and how social workers may be impacted.

Since 2015, the Federal Communication Commission had regulations in place to keep the internet from being anything more than a utility. On June 11, the repeal of Net Neutrality takes effect. This chat will focus on where we are now, and how social workers and the people we serve may be affected.

Why is this an issue? One perspective: only a very small number of telecommunications companies operate broadband service in the United States. This affords these companies a lot of power to handle and manipulate data as it flows through the infrastructure they control. The ACLU lists a few examples of how these companies have manipulated and censored political content prior to the establishment of Net Neutrality. After the repeal of Net Neutrality, political content not in line…

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Social Action 104: Intro to Community Organizing 6/7/18 #MacroSW

By Rachel L. West
Join #MacroSW on June 7th for Social Action 104: Intro to Community Organizing. Chat partner Rachel West (@poliSW) will host. The chat starts at 9:00 PM EST/6:00 PM PST.

This is the fourth chat is the Social Action series. This chat will provide an overview of community organizing, touching on community organizing theory and types of organizing.

Questions:

Q1: What is community organizing?

Q2: What does being a facilitator and coordinator mean?

Q3: What theories and perspectives is community organizing theory born out of?

Q4: What are 4 types of community organizing?

Resources:

Center for Community Health and Development. (2018). Chapter 1: Section 8. Some

Lessons Learned on Community Organization and Change, Retrieved from The

Community Tool Box: http://bit.ly/2xC2Kxw

Rothman’s Three Models of Community Organizing. (n.d.). Retrieved from

http://www.calgary.ca/CSPS/CNS/Pages/Publications-guides-and-directories/Community-Assessment-Handbook/Rothman%27s-Three-Models-of-Community-Organizing.aspx

Spangler, B. (2003, June). Coalition Building. Retrieved from

http://www.beyondintractability.org/essay/coalition-building

Photo Credit: By Rdmsf01 – Own work…

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