#MacroSW chat for 10/5/2017: Ableism in Social Work

By @TheMattSchwartz – Matthew L. Schwartz, #MacroSW Contributor Image: Ricardo Levins Morales The National Association of Social Workers’ slogan for its 2017 Social Work Month campaign was, “Social Workers Stand Up!” For me, this slogan highlighted the need to address the use of ableist language […]

via Ableism In Social Work: Working Toward Inclusion – Oct. 5, 2017 #MacroSW Chat — #MacroSW

#MacroSW chat for 9/27/2017 – Building the MacroSW Toolbox

The Community Tool Box, http://ctb.ku.edu, is a public service of the University of Kansas Center for Community Health and Development. The Tool Box provides free, how-to resources for those working to improve community change and improvement. From community members, teachers and trainers, TA providers and evaluators, NGOs, the private sector, funders, and local, national, and […]

via Build your #MacroSW Toolbox with Community Tool Box – 9/28 at 9pm EST — #MacroSW

#MacroSW 9/21/17: Confronting Poverty with Mark Rank

#MacroSW for Thursday, September 21: Confronting Poverty with Mark Rank

By Rachel L. West

This Thursday’s (September 21st) #MacroSW Twitter Chat will focus on confronting poverty. We will be joined by guest expert Mark Rank.

Mark Rank, PhD is the Herbert S. Hadley Professor of Social Welfare at Washington University in St. Louis. Along with Thomas A. Hirschl created confrontingpoverty.org. The website includes the Poverty Risk Calculator and a discussion guide that encourages visitors to think about and talk about poverty. The site also features research articles.

I will be hosting the chat (@poliSW). Mark will be using @MacroSWExpert handle. The chat starts at 9:00 PM EST /6:00 PM PST.

Chat Questions:

Q1: How can we change America’s dominant attitude that poverty is the result of individual failings?

Q2: In what ways can the systemic nature of poverty be shown?

Q3: Why is it important to confront poverty and inequality in the United States?

Q4:…

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This week’s #MacroSW chat (9/14/17): The Role of Social Media in Campaigns

By Rachel L. West Barrack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign was a game changer. It was the first time a political campaign had effectively leveraged social media. The September 14th chat will examine the role social media plays in political campaigns and how public officials use it to communicate with constituents. It will cover the platforms […]

via The Role of Social Media in Campaigns #MacroSW 9/14/17 9 PM EST — #MacroSW

Get ready…the #MacroSW chat returns this week!

We’re back….well, almost. For our first September 2017 Twitter Chat, we will be talking about how to be Media Savvy Social Workers. There are many areas that the Social Work Grand Challenges address. We have countless social workers in the field who know so much about each of those topics. This chat will address how […]

via The Public is Client: Sharing Our Social Work Expertise – 9/7 at 9pm EST #MacroSW — #MacroSW

It’s 2017, and we are still fighting Nazis. Here’s what we can do. Today: Stand in solidarity with #Charlottesville anti-Nazi protesters.

Photo (c) 2017 Stephen Cummings.

 

If you are a person of decency, you aren't a Nazi. And you're definitely upset that, in 2017, good people are still dying because Nazis still exist. White supremacists are still organizing. 

There's a lot of work to do. If you are a social worker, staying neutral on the subject of institutional racism is not an option. It's part of who we are.

Today, it's August 13, 2017, and we've witnessed a horrifying event in Charlottesville. It's disgusting and completely predictable. Let's first stand up and show we are part of the solution.

Rachel West, a partner in #MacroSW, has created a crowdsource document that helps locate events where we can demonstrate our solidarity with those who are standing up for basic human decency. (You know, anti-white supremacists. Anti-white nationalists. Nazis.)

Here's the document:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1oYagVIJfZRSIenIZuP9TNl7ooSiBq4IUKp8rIpfqWsA/edit?ts=59907565#