Baltimore & Beyound
By Rachel L. West
Advocacy & Community Outreach Consultant
Special #MacroSW Chat October 1st at 9:00 PM EST
Join our conversation on Baltimore and Beyond this Thursday, October 1st 9pm EST at Twitter hashtag #MacroSW. Our guest will be Dr. Tanya Sharpe. Tanya L. Sharpe, MSW, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor at the University of Maryland, School of Social Work, Baltimore. She has extensive training and interdisciplinary practice experience related to social work and public health approaches to addressing community violence and victimization. Dr. Sharpe’s research and practice is focused on identifying the coping strategies of African American family members who are surviving the homicide of a loved one. She has developed a comprehensive Model of Coping for African American Survivors of Homicide Victims (MCAASHV) (Sharpe, 2015) that has informed culturally appropriate interventions and best practices that support African American survivors of homicide victims throughout their process of grief and bereavement.
- Describe your experience in Baltimore.
- How do we move from a moment in Baltimore to a movement?
- What is the role of Macro Social Work in addressing issue of homicide violence and victimization in the African American community?
- How can we use technology and social media for movement advocacy?
- First Breath by Dr. Tanya Sharpe.
- Sharpe, T. (2015). Understanding the Sociocultural Context of Coping for African American Family Members of Homicide Victims: A Conceptual Model. Trauma, Violence, & Abuse, 16(1), 48-59.
- The Counted: People killed by police in the US
- Campaign Zero
#MacroSW is a collaboration of social workers, organizations, social work schools, and individuals working to promote macro social work practice. Macro social work practice focuses 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 bimonthly on Twitter on the second and fourth Thursday of each month at 9 p.m. EST (6 p.m. PST). For more information, chat schedule, and chat archives check out: https://macrosw.wordpress.com Our collaborators include:
- Association for Community Organizing and Social Administration (ACOSA), @acosaorg
- Karen Zgoda, MSW, LCSW, Instructor of Social Work at Bridgewater State University, @karenzgoda
- Rachel West, The Political Social Worker, @poliSW
- University at Buffalo School of Social Work, @ubssw
- Sunya Folayan, MSW, ACSW, founder/executive director, The Empowerment Project, Inc., @SunyaFolayan
- Laurel Hitchcock, PhD, Assistant Professor of Social Work, University of Alabama at Birmingham,@Laurelhitchcock
- Kristin Battista-Frazee, MSW, Author and Marketing Consultant, @porndaughter
We wish to acknowledge the contribution of our founding members, the University of Southern California School of Social Work and Network for Social Work Management (NSWM), who were participants during our first year of chats.