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Shooting at Pulse Night Club

Enacting Sensible Gun Laws

By Rachel L. West
Advocacy & Community Outreach Consultant

In the wake of the most recent mass shooting, I hosted a #MacroSW Twitter chat on enacting sensible gun laws. The chat was, perhaps because of the timing, lively. The participants were eager to discuss what social workers can do to advocate for change.

You can read the transcript of the chat below:

You can find transcripts from all the #MacroSW chats on the #MacroSW blog. There you will also find announcements for upcoming chats as well as information about the guest experts and how you can become a contributor.
#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.

Chat Partners:

  • Association for Community Organization and Social Administration (ACOSA), @acosaorg
  • Kristin Battista-Frazee, MSW, Author and Marketing Consultant, @porndaughter
  • Laurel Hitchcock, PhD, Assistant Professor of Social Work, University of Alabama at Birmingham, @laurelhitchcock
  • Stephen Cummings, ACSW, LISW, Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Iowa School of Social Work, @spcummings
  • Pat Shelly, MSW, Director of Community Engagement and Expansion, University at Buffalo School of Social Work, @UBSSW @PatShellySSW
  • Rachel L. West, LMSW, The Political Social Worker, @poliSW
  • Sunya Folayan, MSW, ACSW, founder/executive director, The Empowerment Project, Inc., @SunyaFolayan
  • Vilissa Thompson, LMSW, Founder of @RampYourVoice, Disability Rights Consultant and Advocate, Macro Social Worker @VilissaThompson Blog: http://rampyourvoice.com/
  • Karen Zgoda, MSW, LCSW, PhD student in Public Policy at the University of Massachusetts Boston, @karenzgoda

Posted by Rachel L. West

In addition to being the founder of The Political Social Worker blog, I am a consultant. My consulting practice offers advocacy and community outreach solutions to nonprofits, social good organizations, and private practitioners. Additionally, I offer career coaching to macro social work students and professionals.
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