DC area chapter of the national Social Welfare
Chapter Links and Photos
is a national organization of social welfare workers, organizers and those needing
social services. Both individuals and organizations can join. For example, active
are many progressive social workers and welfare recipient organizations such
as the Kensington Welfare Rights Union. http://www.kwru.org/
The aims are to provide a organization united around people's needs and:
"committed to social, political, and economic justice, peace, and alliance
building with others working for fundamental change in existing class, racial
and gender hierarchies."
This is a mouthful, but it means bringing workers in welfare agencies and
other professionals into an organization that is concerned with, contributed
to and co-led by the the people needing and receiving social services. That
is worth doing not only because it addresses reality in an honest and radical
way, but because it can help bring about meaningful, relevant, and progressive
In light of the fact that funding
for TANF expires in September 2002, SWAA has launched a national Teach-In
Campaign targeted to ending poverty not welfare. The series of teach-ins
replaces the SWAA national conference for 2002. Since the internet has become
a powerful source of information and a useful organizing tool, SWAA compiled
but has not screened, this organizer's GUIDE
TO INTERNET RESOURCES.
If you are in the Metro DC area and this interests you, come to our next meeting.....
Elsewhere check out the national SWAA
page for other chapters.
To be announced.
DC - Social Welfare Action Alliance Mission Statement
The Social Welfare Action Alliance (SWAA) (formerly known
as the Bertha Capen Reynolds Society) is an organization focused
on liberating social and human services -- fundamental economic
human rights! SWAA works to build alliances between people who
deserve these services and social welfare workers and organizers.
SWAA has state and local chapters, publishes a newsletter, and
holds an annual conference.
If you know someone who is active or not yet burned out by
all the social ills, who might want to participate in this work, let them know.
Urge them to get involved. Some
leaflets, Photos and other materials on SWAA and related work:
To send a notice
to all the DC Chapter members:
DCSWAA list /
To email only those attending the next Chapter meeting: Working Group list / firstname.lastname@example.org
Information on the Web: http://www.redandgreen.org