Published on: 6/3/2020
As we approach the halfway point of 2020, most of us would probably agree that this has been a challenging year so far. Our world has been forever changed by the COVID-19 pandemic and the increased frustration and anger that continues to build with every report of police brutality and racial injustice that we see repeated throughout the news cycle. It can be overwhelming, but it can also be the catalyst for community mobilization for social change and advocacy. In our diverse roles as macro social workers, we can use our skills and expertise to lead these efforts. ACOSA is a membership organization. The diversity among our members is a strength, but In order for us to be more effective and inclusive in how we work with our members and our partners, we need to critically examine how our commitment to inclusion and equity is reflected not only in our mission but how we operate.