We were joined by Ruth Allen, British Association of Social Work, Mark Harrison, Reclaiming Our Future Alliance and Bea Kay, Social Work Action Network to discuss the specific issues relative to social work practice during this period of crisis.
Social Work Action Network is committed to radical practice and changing the profession from bottom up, as such, we will be hosting an online meeting on 7th May 2020 for workers to share experiences of their workplace and practice. You can now buy tickets for this online meeting via Eventbrite.
Enjoy the second in a series of international meetings with the International Federation of Social Workers in relation to social work responses to Covid-19.
We were joined with Kerry Cuskelly from Ireland, Jennifer Thompson from New Jersey, Sug Pyo Kim in South Korea, Nicos Trimikliniotis in Cyprus, Fatima Uygun from Glasgow and Ruben Masia in Spain and discussed what practice can we do during this period.
The video has had 5,000 view so far on Facebook and we would like to thank everyone who join, contributed and asked question. Our next international meeting will be on the Thursday 30th April, which will be streamed live again on Facebook and uploaded here to rewatch and share. We aim to bring a wide range of speakers from around the world who can both tackle the day-to-day practice but also the ideological and political terrains in front of us, so we are pleased to announce that our first two confirmed speakers are Rory Truell, International Director of International Federation of Social Workers and Iain Ferguson, co-founder of Social Work Action Network and author.
But we don’t stop there! Recognising that this pandemic is a international concern, we also have to look at direct action and practice within the UK. Next Thursday at 6pm we will be hosting a meeting with Unison, British Association of Social Work and Reclaim Our Future Alliance.
As many would have expected we have decided to cancel this year Social Work Action Network Conference due to the ongoing Covid-19 crisis. We will continue to organise online meeting such as out Social Work and Covid-19: International Perspectives, which was live streamed on Facebook and can view here https://socialworkfuture.org/watch-international-perspectives/
Over the coming weeks we will be developing more online meetings that will be streamed from our Facebook page (Social Work Action Network – SWAN) along with International Federation of Social Workers and other organisations, bringing together frontline workers, academics, service users and students to discuss how social work continues following this crisis. We will also be posting more videos covering a range a topics that will be posted directly onto our website and social media sites.
We brought together social work activists from around the world to the discuss social work and the Covid-19 crisis through an international lens.
This is just the start of a series of live streams and videos we will be publishing, we hope to pull together the collective knowledge of social workers around the world in these discussions to find forge a path to a new social work and society.
Today we will be live streaming our event Social Work and the Covid-19 Crisis: International Perspectives live on Social Work Action Network – SWAN Facebook page at 5pm UK time (event page link below).
We will be joined by several speakers from around the globe to discuss the social work and government responses within each individual country but also the challenges that social workers face in dealing with this crisis.
This is a meeting not to be missed and will begin a series of online events hosted by Social Work Action Network over the coming year.