With our Environmental Justice and Social Work Conference only a day away, we wanted to share highlights from our #ClimateSocialHour live Twitter event. We learned so much about our distinguished panelists, their important work, and why they consider social work to have a stake in environmental and climate justice work.
We want to express our gratitude for our excellent participants:
Anne Deepak (@AnneDeepak)
Lisa Reyes Mason (@LisaReyesMason)
Murali Nair (@professornair)
Christine Lynn Norton (@ChrisLynnNorton)
Renee Rawcliffe (@reneerawcliffe)
If you have time, we encourage you to check out the full conversation by searching for #ClimateSocialHour on Twitter. Here's a summary of the important themes that came out of our conversation:
#1: ALL social workers (not just those in macro ecosocial work roles) have the knowledge and skills needed to make a difference in the environmental and climate justice field.
2#: There are so many diverse roles for social workers to engage in, and it's our duty to get involved.
#3: More needs to be done to prepare social workers to see themselves in this work so that they can in turn educate others and engage in advocacy.
#4: And finally, an open invitation and call to action!
Thank you again to all of our panelists, and to our Outreach & Advocacy Manager Georgianna who expertly planned, coordinated, and ran our first #ClimateSocialHour!
We look forward to seeing you at the Environmental Justice and Social Work Conference!