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Perlin argues that unpaid internships perpetuate the very inequalities many nonprofits seek to rectify. “In their outward focus on doing good in the world, many nonprofits are losing sight of their own practices — and the old idea that charity begins at home,” he says. “The nonprofit sector risks being discredited as a reliable and representative voice if it lacks diversity. And requiring people to work unpaid to get into the field clearly has negative effects on diversity.”

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The Prevention Project

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The Prevention Project is a coalition of advocates promoting governmental adoption of a "prevention model" for improving a broad range of social outcomes, while also addressing government budget deficits by reducing the expenses associated with costly problems (e.g., incarceration, substance abuse) and improving economic success (e.g., promoting high school graduation, preventing teenage pregnancy). To date, the Prevention Project has… (keep reading here)

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Why Social Workers Need To Be Vocal

Why Social Workers Need To Be Vocal

By Rachel L. West
Advocacy & Community Outreach Specialist

Dr. Steve Perry gave an excellent speech the other night that was broadcast on C-SPAN. In it he discusses the role of social workers dealing with social ills in our society. Dr. Perry also calls on social workers to be politically active and to be vocal in the public sphere. You can watch the speech in it’s entirety here. It runs about an…

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"Collective movements for social justice do not gain traction through niceness. American women did not gain the right to vote by skipping down Pennsylvania Avenue while whistling cute songs about suffrage: they picketed, they marched, they yelled, they were arrested. Abusive partners and rapists will not be stopped by women having heart-to-hearts with their violators over coffee, because ghosts cannot talk and broken fingers cannot lift a latte. The patriarchy cannot be shattered by good vibes. In order to bring about change, old and oppressive structures must be destroyed. Destruction is not negative if what will grow from the rubble is something that will create a safer, healthier, stronger society."

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Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer said she doesn’t identify as a feminist because feminism is “too negative.” Here’s what I have to say about that…

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by Rachel L. West

Dr. Steve Perry gave an excellent speech on the role of social workers that was broadcast on C-SPAN Wednesday night. You can watch the entire lecture on C-SPAN’s website, which I have linked to. It run about an hour but is well worth the time.

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when ya’ll criticize the vulnerable people in our society of “learned helplessness,” you do realize that they learned it from an oppressive structure right?  And it wasn’t something they just invented in their own homes, right?  And that they did not just one day decide to “learn” how to be helpless…. right?

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The summer may just be winding down, but we’ve already got our eyes set on March of next year and the annual SXSW Interactive Festival down in Austin, Texas. Sure, the tacos and bbq are great, but we’re especially excited by the opportunity to have real conversations about how we can use…

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Top 5 Reasons Social Work is Failing Airing live on CSPAN, Dr. Steve Perry gave a searing speech on the “The Role of Social Workers” at the Clark Atlanta University Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. He is the founder and principal of a Connecticut school which only accepts first generation, low income, and minority …http://www.socialworkhelper.com/2014/08/28/top-5-reasons-social-work-failing/?Social+Work+Helpershared via Social Work Helper

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Top 5 Reasons Social Work is Failing

Airing live on CSPAN, Dr. Steve Perry gave a searing speech on the “The Role of Social Workers” at the Clark Atlanta University Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. He is the founder and principal of a Connecticut school which only accepts first generation, low income, and minority …

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