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Mar

Twitter As A Community Organizing Tool

By Rachel L. West
The Political Social Worker

Over the years I have written often about the need for social workers  to view social media as another important tool in their advocacy tool box. In the past week alone I have posted at least two articles related to the use of social media in community practice work and the imperative for social workers to be able to competently use technology in their practice.

On Sunday March 30th at 3:00 PM (eastern) Social Work Helper will host a live Twitter chat about how to use Twitter in community organizing work. You can join the chat by using the hashtag #SWHelper. Questions can be directed to @swhelpercom. You can read Deona Hooper’s article about the chat and why Twitter can be an effective community organizing tool here.

In related news you can find the archived #MacroSW Chat from March 27th here. We had a lively discussion about the CSWE 2015 EPAS commenting period. The chat was a continuation of a chat/focus group Deona held last Sunday. As a result of that focus group, Deona has written a petition related to  internship requirement for social work students.

You can read the petition and sign it here.

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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