I’m hosting a MacroSW Chat on Twitter this Thursday, June 23rd 2016 at 9:00pm EST. The topic of the chat will be After Orlando: an Open Mic. Here’s an excerpt of the announcement, written by #MacroSW partner Pat Shelley:
“In the wake of the Orlando shooting (we will use #PulseOrlando as our hashtag for this chat), we feel heartache, sadness and anger. We may be left wondering why this happened and how we can prevent future tragedies. The details of the shooting and the stories of survival and loss after #PulseOrlando reveal some of the most complex social problems of our era: homophobia, racism, hate crimes and gun violence.
The Orlando shooting shows once again how LGBTQ people are more likely to be a target of a hate crime; the intersections of race, gender and sexuality; the consequences of easy access to guns; internet influence on domestic terrorism; and the vilification of Islam in the US. Trauma-informed care will be of utmost importance and advocacy in this election year, spearheaded by macro practitioners and many others, will shape our national response to these issues. Our coordinated approach as a profession is crucial.”
Join us for the #MacroSW chat on Thursday, June 23rd at 9 pm EST (6 pm Pacific) for this open mic session.
I’ll be tweeting from @Relando_T. Use #PulseOrlando to join the conversation.
Visit the full blog post for our discussion questions and additional resources:
“We are 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.”
From Aspiring Humanitarian, Relando Thompkins-Jones, MSW, LLMSW