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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broken fingers cannot lift a latte is going to stick with me.
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