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Fighting an Anti-Social Work Agenda

By Rachel L. West
Advocacy & Community Outreach Consultant

This Thursday (May 4th) will be the last community organizing chat in #MacroSW Twitter Chat series presented by Justin Vest. This weeks chat theme is Fighting an Anti-Social Work Agenda: Building a Better World.

The first chat focused on understanding power as organized people and organized money. The second chat discussed how we can effectively build relationships to develop grassroots power. The third chat focused on the power of protest as a tactic among many to achieve strategic change. How can we now take these concepts into the real world? And to what end? (Source)

The chat starts at 9:00 PM ET/6:00 PM PT. You can read the questions that will be addressed in the chat here. You can find archives for all the #MacroSW Chat on the #MacroSW blog: macrosw.com.

#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 and @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, Instructor of Social Work at Bridgewater State University and Simmons College, @karenzgoda

Check out the 2017 Service Catalog from The Political Social Worker.

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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