#MacroSW Media Night Chat 2016-2017
Tune in for our once a month #MacroSW Media Night to talk about different social problems highlighted by the press. We’ll feature a video, podcast, blog post or article that features a hot topic. These chats are ideal for class assignment or extra credit opportunity.
Here’s the Schedule:
- Sept. 29, 2016 – Environmental Justice with Samantha Teixeira of Boston College.
- Oct. 13, 2016 – Online disability advocacy: What is the role of allies? Vilissa Thompson of Ramp Your Voice & #MacroSW Chat Partner and Casey Bohrman of West Chester University.
- Oct. 27, 2016 – Income Inequality with Jimmy Young of California State University San Marcos.
- Nov. 17, 2016 – Language Matters in #MacroSW with Jonathan Singer of Loyola University and Sean Erreger of Stuck on Social Work.
- Dec. 22, 2016 – Human Investment (Documentary Movie) with Laurel Hitchcock of the University of Alabama at Birmingham & #MacroSW Chat Partner.
- Jan. 26, 2017 – Status of Child Welfare Workforce in US with Todd Sage of University of North Dakota.
- Mar. 9, 2017 – Mass Incarceration with Becky Anthony and Jennifer Jewell of Salisbury University.
- Mar. 30, 2017 – Ethics in #MacroSW Practice with Heather McCabe of Indiana University School of Social Work.
- Apr. 20, 2017 – Indian Child Welfare Act with Melanie Sage of University of North Dakota and National Indian Child Welfare Association (@NativeChildren).
#MacroSW Organizing Chat Series 2017
As the new presidential administration comes into power, basic assumptions about the role of government in assisting the most marginalized have been thrown into question. Regardless of your political affiliation, social workers should be deeply concerned about proposed changes to social service programs and the government agencies that administer them.
The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) has called on social workers to organize, oppose, resist, and educate in response to the anti-social work agenda that is being put forward by the new administration. But how do we actually proceed?
#MacroSW is introducing a organizing chat series to educate social workers on the important role they play in resisting cuts to services and advancing social justice in their communities by teaching basic community organizing skills that will move social workers from an online space to real world action.
About the Host
Justin Vest is the lead organizer for Montgomery County at Progressive Maryland where he leads issue-based advocacy campaigns and develops volunteer organizers to fight for social and economic justice. He earned his BSW from the University of Montevallo and MSW from the University of Alabama before relocating to the DC Metro area.
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