How Social Workers Can Engage Congress
By Rachel L. West
Advocacy & Community Outreach consultant
How social workers can engage congress in the pursuit of social justice will be the topic of discussion for this weeks #MacroSW Twitter chat.
The Network for Social Work Management (@TheNSWM) will be hosting the February 26th chat. The President of the Congressional Research Institute for Social Work and Policy (CRISP) Charles E. Lewis will be a special guest. The chat will touch on:
- What motivated you to become a social worker?
- Do you know there is a Congressional Social Work Caucus and why it was created?
- Do you know how the Social Work Reinvestment Act will help the profession?
- What can social workers do to influence federal policy?
- Have you considered a career in policy?
- Can social workers make a difference if we were more politically active?
- What social worker inspires you the most?
The chat starts at 9:00 PM EST.
#MacroSW Twitter Chat is a bimonthly live chat that is a collaboration between the Association for Community Organization and Social Administrations (ACOSA), The Network for Social Work Management (NSWM), University of Southern California – School of Social Work, the University at Buffalo – School of Social Work, Karen Zgoda, and Sunya Folayan.
The chats take place on the second and fourth Thursdays of month at 9:00 PM EST. Chat topics cover a variety of issues related to community practice social work. Learn more about the chats, including upcoming topics as well as chat archives on the #MacroSW blog.