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How Have Social Workers Responded to Ferguson?

By Rachel L. West
Advocacy & Community Outreach Consultant

A fellow ACOSA member Jason Plummer wants to know how social workers responded to Ferguson and the Eric Garner case. Please fill out this form to tell us what you or your organization did. The information will be entered into a searchable database that will be accessible to ACOSA members.

#MacroSW Twitter chats has had two discussion on the events in Ferguson and Garner Grand Jury decision. Even in the information age it has been difficult to see what social workers have been doing in the wake of these events. It will be nice to try to create a record and see what actions the profession has taken.

In related ACOSA news, The Macro Social Work Student Network (MSWSN) will be hosting a radio show on January 28th from 1-2:15 PM EST. Sindy Morales Garcia, Cassie Biron, Kate Jordan, and Kelsey De Avila will be representing MSWSN. You can listen online at  http://www.blogtalkradio. com/the-american-family.  

They will be covering the following topics:

  1. History and Purpose: How and why MSWSN came into existence and the purpose it holds for students.

  2. Inside our classrooms. The importance of discussing micro and macro together and not separately. 

  3. On the ground. How can we bring real lived experiences and national issues into our classroom. How does our current work as students, whether in field or our personal experience, come into classroom discussions?

    (Source: ACOSA Email Blast 1/27/2015)

Listeners can call (347)-327-9168 with their questions.

Photo Credit: By Jamelle Bouie [CC-BY-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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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