SWAN Ireland in a new national SWAN venture established in 2012.
The Social Work Action Network Dublin recently held a successful event in Dublin city centre. The topics of human rights and social justice in social work were discussed. A clear outcome from the discussion was that attendees felt that social work does not currently have a voice in Ireland, in terms of being able to speak out to defend more critical or radical practices in social work, not being able to speak out on behalf of (or with) service users, not being able to speak up for communities, for social work education and not being able to speak out against the increasing technocratic procedures being forced upon social workers, among other issues. It was clear that there is anger about this amongst social workers and their allies (some of whom were at the event), and as a result, SWAN Dublin will be looking to organise another event in the near future on this topic. Keep checking this page and the facebook page for updates. You can also join our mailing list by clicking this link: http://wordpress.us7.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=1f5781d331019ac241d0a313c&id=87eaabc530
In the mean time social workers, get angry, get active!
The Social Work Action Network Ireland is delighted to support both of these events and will continue to engage collaboratively with grassroots groups such as these on the issue of housing and homelessness in Ireland. Representatives of SWAN Ireland will be attending both events and we hope to see you there!
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