SWAN Dundee Join Forces With Stand Up To Racism


“SWAN Dundee have held our first meeting of the term within Dundee University, and are pleased to welcome lots of new faces from the first year BA and MSc students. We intend to formalise SWAN as a University society and are forging links with the local Unison branch as well, so busy and exciting times ahead.

Social Work Action Network were delighted to be invited to speak at and be a part of Stand Up To Racism’s ‘Refugees Welcome’ event in Glasgow this weekend. It was an event attended by hundreds of trade unionists, campaigners and activists in order to send a clear message: refugees are welcome here.

With the SWAN steering committee meeting taking place on the same day in England, Dundee University SWAN member Tom Adamson kindly deputised and spoke about the importance of anti-racism and fighting against oppression and austerity to SWAN and the social work profession as a whole.

Tom went on to detail SWANs recent trip to Calais and follow up trips made by Dundee SWAN – who have returned twice, with further trips planned – to deliver material aid and volunteer their time during the summer.

Tom was elected on to the Stand Up To Racism steering committee at the end of the what was a highly successful day for anti-racists in Glasgow. A huge thank you to him and we look forward to developing ever stronger ties with SUTR.

All are welcome to SWAN Dundee. Get involved locally by contacting Dundee members on facebook @SocialWorkActionDundee,

or nationally through:-

Twitter: @swansocialwork
Email: SWANsocialwork@gmail.com”

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