Social Work Activist Reader #2

The Social Work Activist Reader is a community-based, grass-roots commitment to radical social work activism, where street-level practitioners and humyn service workers have a voice and forum to shape and grow our practice in ways that honor our commitment to justice. All are welcome to participate, please simply have commitment to justice and equality, a willingness to be a critical thinker (and encourage critical thinking), a commitment to growing in your work and skills, and have the intention of sharing something that will support our growth as a community of justice weavers.

My own vision is one of deep commitment to anti-oppressive, justice-centered social work practice. Social workers committed to this philosophy must regularly ask ourselves how we resolve the inconsistencies between our commitment to social justice and our agreement to work within systems that often contribute to systemic inequity. Rather than passively maintaining the status-quo, we strive to co-create personal and community healing with social work service recipients. We acknowledge and account for the institutionalized hierarchy that permeates social work systems and strive to minimize the power and privilege differentials that pervasively influence social work systems, policies and interventions.

SWAR Winter 2012 Issue 2.pdf315.78 KB


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