Following is a link to a TED talk by the almost eerily compelling young climate activist (though that term seems hardly strong enough), Ms. Greta Thunberg. Her closing comments on hope - recall that social work favors referring to itself as 'the profession of hope' - strike me as both profoundly accurate and eminently quotable … Continue reading 16-year-old Swede shows more wisdom than all our world leaders combined
Today's news coverage includes two riveting stories - a white-supremacist massacre of peaceful Muslims in Christchurch, New Zealand, and a worldwide (involving 100 countries) series of student strikes demanding immediate and urgent government action to combat growing climate disruption. The first is, ultimately, a story of nihilistic despair - terrorist murderers perversely believe that violently … Continue reading Despair and hope converge in need for a “next system”aligned with social work’s vision
This is what a democratic uprising can look like - https://www.facebook.com/nytvideo/videos/frances-yellow-vests-protests-understanding-the-collective-rage/261768511159947/ - and it scares the hell out of neoliberal elites everywhere, in the U.S. as well as Europe. Which no doubt helps to explain why four weeks of Gilets Jaunes ("yellow vests") protest in France has been largely ignored by the American corporate media. French … Continue reading Yellow Vests movement in France deserves attention from U.S. social workers
If the U.S. manages to arrest its current slide toward authoritarian despotism, it will be because women - including the record number of candidates, the record number of volunteer operatives, and the record number of voters - stood up and stood out in the 2018 midterm elections. A still-uncertain number of fresh female faces, most … Continue reading Thank you, women
USM School of Social Work faculty & students attend & present at the 47th Annual Alabama-Mississippi Social Work Education Conference.
You can register for the Nov. 14 Colloquium for $45 or free as a student. Theme: "Beyond 'Advocacy' - New Movements for Lasting Change."