#MacroSW Chat 4/25/2019: The Fine Line Between Willing and Coerced Sex Work

Our #MacroSW partner Kristin Battista-Frazee will be hosting the first in a series on sex work for our Thursday night #MacroSW chats.

It was the
late 1970s when The Police released the song Roxanne. Sting’s catchy and wailing hook, “Rooooxxxannneee….you
don’t have to turn on the red light,” pleads in lovesick lyrics that he didn’t
want to share Roxanne with another boy. This
song is a glossed over and somewhat romanticized version of prostitution which
is often called the oldest profession in the world. Media and music’s
depictions about prostitution and sex work have ranged from dark and sinister
to glamorous. And there is a fine line between willing and coerced sex work and
people’s beliefs vary greatly about sex work and its place in society.

Join us on Thursday, April 25 at 9 p.m. Eastern (6 p.m. Pacific) for the #MacroSW chat, The Fine Line Between Willing and Coerced Sex Work, to discuss the difference between willing sex work and human trafficking, tech’s role in sex work, and the social worker’s…

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#SWDE2019 Day 3 Visual Twitter: People really do attend the final sessions here.

Conferences start with large groups committed to learning, and end with individuals scheduling separate rideshares. My conference experiences usually see people giving hugs and quick good-byes, scattered throughout the last twelve hours. Getting assigned the last day to do a presentation usually means a near-empty cavernous room and a feeling of rushed, quiet endings. So… Continue reading #SWDE2019 Day 3 Visual Twitter: People really do attend the final sessions here.

Blogging the Conference: #SWDE2019 Day 2: The One Where Someone Got Tenure

Dr. Nathalie Jones learns she has been awarded tenure while sitting in the lobby. She apparently learned via text (#swtech): https://twitter.com/laurelhitchcock/status/1116478641540608003 https://twitter.com/spcummings/status/1116482321098653697 https://twitter.com/njsmyth/status/1116513335573348352 https://twitter.com/DrNJonesTSU/status/1116565791111991296 Selfies and portraits https://twitter.com/CharlaYearwood/status/1116336535715106818 https://twitter.com/MattheaMarquart/status/1116553433773957120 https://twitter.com/MattheaMarquart/status/1116552714941497344 https://twitter.com/kathy_bargar/status/1116545164464533504 https://twitter.com/annwilder/status/1116543989702889473 https://twitter.com/kathy_bargar/status/1116543957926912000 https://twitter.com/MattheaMarquart/status/1116542271103668224 https://twitter.com/melaniesage/status/1116505789575892992 Presentations https://twitter.com/KristenMSamuels/status/1116431053806276608 https://twitter.com/StevaraClark/status/1116057387352436736 https://twitter.com/StevaraClark/status/1116374778498224130 https://twitter.com/DrNJonesTSU/status/1116420150230757376 https://twitter.com/annwilder/status/1116495229425725440 https://twitter.com/CharlaYearwood/status/1116473842829025280 https://twitter.com/laurelhitchcock/status/1116466363801976833 https://twitter.com/MattheaMarquart/status/1116464777050697728 https://twitter.com/laurelhitchcock/status/1116461380687794176 https://twitter.com/SWDEConference/status/1116460397157134343 https://twitter.com/spcummings/status/1116423993131663373 https://twitter.com/DrFeMurray/status/1116086463526002688 https://twitter.com/laurelhitchcock/status/1116458672236974082 https://twitter.com/kathy_bargar/status/1116419292256403456 https://twitter.com/EBelluomini/status/1116360785872211973 https://twitter.com/EBelluomini/status/1116343992554348544 https://twitter.com/sssw_edtech/status/1116351410659053570 https://twitter.com/laurelhitchcock/status/1116431564211130369 https://twitter.com/DrFeMurray/status/1116454193970151426… Continue reading Blogging the Conference: #SWDE2019 Day 2: The One Where Someone Got Tenure

Travel Social Work: #MacroSW Twitter Chat for 4/4/19 at 9:00 p.m. Eastern

Just a quick reminder that I”ll be moderating tonight’s #MacroSW chat.

For our Twitter chat this Thursday at 9:00 p.m., we’ll host this week’s guest expert, J the Roving Social Worker. J is a travel social worker, a social worker who moves from site to site, sometimes across the country.

Before the chat, get acquainted with travel social work by reading this week’s post!

What is Travel Social Work?

While travel nursing has exist for over 30 years, domestic Travel Social Work appears to have started within the last decade. Like travel nursing, TSW is a distinct workforce within the profession of Social Work. A TSW is hired to work in a Social Work practice setting for a limited amount of time. A traveler is not the same as a temp agency worker, a person who is usually local to the work site. These practice settings can be in a variety of regional settings such as urban, rural, or on Tribal…

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Public Transit and Macro Social Work: A Case Study – #MacroSW Chat Feb. 21, 2019

Here’s this week’s preview of our next #MacrosW chat.

Public transit is a civil right, and intersects with the U.N. Universal Declaration of Human Rights http://www.un.org/en/universal-declaration-human-rights/, especially Articles 22–27. These articles sanction an individual’s economic, social and cultural rights, including healthcare (Article 25) and the right to a job (Article 23). This latter Article, on Workers’ Rights, states that every grown-up has the right to choice in employment, with a fair wage for their work. Yet too often that choice in employment, or access to transportation for healthcare, is limited by poor or nonexistent public transport.

In today’s society, with its ever-growing urban sprawl, or for those with rural residences, or for those who can not afford a car, and for people with disabilities, it is impossible to thrive without reliable transportation. And for many, that means public transportation. We need a healthy, robust public transit system to ensure that everyone can get around, regardless of race, class, disability…

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#MacroSW 2020 Census and the Citizenship Question 2/7/19

Our # MacroSW chat this week will cover the question of Census Questions.

Source: https://www.census.gov/popclock/

Join us to find out what’s at stake in the 2020 Census that will affect you and the people you serve. $800 billion dollars of federal funds annually, the majority of which are for programs that serve under-resourced communities, are distributed based on census results. The 2020 Census will impact health, housing, education, children, and critical infrastructure for the next ten years.

For the first time since 1950 the 2020 Census might include a question about citizenship. In December 2017 the Commerce Department announced the 2020 Census will include the question “Is this person a citizen of the United States?” A federal judge in New York has ordered the Trump administration to stop plans to include the question, but the Supreme Court will be hearing oral arguments regarding a dispute in the use of evidence from the suit. Research by the Census Bureau indicates the citizenship question may…

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2019 State of #MacroSW

Hey everyone! I’m back from winter break, and so is #MacroSW, the project of which I am a partner. I’ll be updating my blog here this spring, and I’ll also continue to cross-post from the MacroSW.com site.

By Rachel L. West

2018 was a big year for #MacroSW and we have an even bigger plan for 2019. We held 39 chat last year. On average 61 individuals participated in the chats (up  63.07% from 2017) with chats averaging 1,735,743 impressions (a 76.21% increase).

In November #MacroSW became a Benefit Corporation in New York State. This will enable us to seek out funding to support #MacroSW’s growth. It was a deliberate process that leads to discussions about #MacroSW’s immediate and long term future. Which brings us to 2019.

Chats start back up the week of January 27th. The Lunch & Learn chats, launched last October, returns on Tuesday, January 29th at 12:00 PM EST. It will be hosted by #MacroSW  Partner Sunya Folayan. Sunya will be leading a discussion on the Advantages of Home-based Business for Macro Social Workers.

The weekly Thursday night chats return January 31st at…

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