While I’m writing this post about the Social Work profession, it’s also relevant for many other helping professions.
The International Federation of Social Workers published a post titled Time for a New Social Rights Revolution.
Social Workers are trained in Anti-Oppressive Practice and more importantly, Social Workers are people who have high levels of compassion and empathy and believe in the inherent dignity and worth of persons. For these reasons we are well suited to advocate for equality.
Social Workers are also human and are having internal reactions to what is happening around the world with respect to the protests of systemic racism and violence through the Black Lives Matter movement.
We need to reflect on any privileges we have experienced because of our race, gender, class, age, abilities, religion. While we may not belong to all of the dominant groups in these categories, the fact that we have a...