Inequality for All #MacroSW Live Twitter Chat 3/26/2020

Inequality for All: Student-Focused #MacroSW Twitter Chat on 3/26/2020 at 9pm EST and 6pm PST

Hello and thank you for visiting my blog. Just a quick update to note that I (Jimmy Young of the California State University San Marcos) am once again working with the wonderful folks at #MacroSW to host a live Twitter chat for social work students and others on March 26th. While the chat is designed with students in mind, anyone is welcome to join us. Here are the details:

Topic: Inequality for All – I recommend watching the documentary by Robert Reich before the chat. It’s (at the time of this writing) available on Netflix or you can watch this interview between Bill Moyers and Robert Reich discussing the film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-rpkZe2OEo

Date & Time: March 26th, 2020 at 9:00 PM EST/6:00 PM PST

Hashtag: #MacroSW

Questions:

  1. What is happening today in terms of the distribution of wealth? Why is it happening? What do you see happening and what are the causes?
  2. When do you think inequality becomes a problem?
  3. If the government sets the rules for how the market functions, who do these rules benefit or hurt?
  4. Who is looking out for the American worker? Who do you think should be and what could be done?
  5. After watching the film, do you agree/disagree with the idea of equal opportunity and the American Dream?
  6. How do racial inequalities impact economic inequalities?
  7. What do you think most Americans don’t realize about income Inequality?
  8. What single word best describes how the film made you feel?
  9. What’s next? How do we as social workers address inequality or move forward?

I have been working with #MacroSW for years on this Chat and published research and curriculum related to this work. This has certainly been amazing but I believe this will be the last time I am holding this particular chat. Although the film was produced in 2012, it is extremely relevant in our modern circumstances. I just believe it’s time for me to change some things, find a different film, or change my pedagogy related to Twitter altogether. I’m not giving up on Twitter, or Live Chats, I just need to move on. I hope you will join me for this chat and share your thoughts related to the questions listed above.

Thanks.

 

About jimmysw
Associate Professor of Social Work with a focus on Social Media, Social Work Education and all things technology.

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