Open Mic Night – #MacroSW chat for 5/23/2019

We know students are taking a much-needed break, so our chat this week is pretty straightforward.

It’s the start of the summer season! Let’s take a breath. #MacroSW wants to hear what’s on your mind!

For this week’s chat, #MacroSW Partner Sunya Folayan will host an open-mic (open-Tweet?) chat. Join us this Thursday, 5/23/2019 at 9:00 p.m. Eastern time.

Some suggestions for our open mic:

  • What topics would you like #MacroSW to feature?
  • Are you a graduate? Where are you headed next?
  • How is your practice going?
  • What’s positive in your life? What’ a struggle?

About #MacroSW: #MacroSW is a collaboration of social workers, organizations, social work schools, and individuals working to promote macro social work practice.Macro social work practicefocuses on changing larger systems, such as communities and organizations. It encompasses a broad spectrum of actions and ideas, ranging from community organizing and education to legislative advocacy and policy analysis. The chats are held weeklyon Twitter everyThursday at 9 p.m. EST (6 p.m…

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#MacroSW Chat 5/16/2019: Sex Workers and Stigma, Suicide, and Sexual Violence

Our #MacroSW chats return this week. While I won’t be able to attend, I’ll be reviewing the transcripts for the podcast next week.

sex workers, decriminalization, social work, mental health, stigma

Sex workers
are at greater risk to be victims of crime, sexual violence, and mental health
problems because of their work. Stigma and laws criminalizing sex work
influence these risk factors. Prostitution is illegal and the fear of arrest
prevents sex workers from reporting crimes and abuses committed against them. Society’s
views about sex work fuels stigma against sex workers which create injustice, perpetuate
myths, takes away human rights, and affects mental health.

Join us on Thursday, May 16 at 9 p.m. Eastern (6 p.m.
Pacific)
for the #MacroSW chat, Sex Workers and Stigma, Suicide, & Sexual Violence, to discuss
the risks sex workers are exposed to and how social workers can play a role in
supporting people involved in sex work. This
is the second chat in a series on this topic.

Chat Series

April 25: The Fine Line Between Willing and Coerced Sex
Work. Check out the
chat…

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