Political Social Workers: Susan Grettenberger
By Rachel L. West
Social Worker Susan Grettenberger Is Running for Congress In Michigan’s District 8
Here at Social Work Helper I like to put the spotlight on political social workers. Currently there are seven social workers sitting in the United States Congress. Next year there may be an eighth. Susan Grettenberger is a candidate for the US House of Representatives in…
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"Another way that social work has been depoliticized and remade as a neutral profession is by taking struggle out of practice, remaking it as an apolitical, technical form of professional work undertaken by well-educated and kindly people. In actuality, social work is a series of acute, ongoing, political struggles over what services and resources will be provided, to whom, by whom, in what amount, and to what end."
— Donna Baines, “An Overview of Anti-Oppressive Practice: Roots, Theory, Tensions” in Doing Anti-Oppressive Practice: Social Justice Social Work (2011), pp. 21-22 (via vladislava)