- Who is the average person in poverty?
- Statistically today across the US it is a female headed house hold, white, high school graduate, in the suburbs.
- This is a change from rural areas.
- Stereotypes persist
- Youth are sharing their lived experience on social media to navigate safe and unsafe spaces in their communities and to seek support and process trauma.
- Nuanced communications.
- Need community experts to provide context.
- Annotators must undergo training #PHRI
- If Social Workers are at tech tables we can share our knowledge to help stop problems before they start.
- We don’t need to know how to code.
- We just need to understand conceptually.
- ...or use our SW skills to ask questions, find out information!
- We can’t say we aren’t “tech people”
- We have to figure out how we’re going to be in this space as Social Workers.
- We have to have our Social Work perspective at the table so we’re not chasing after things, but rather influencing them
- When poor people have little or nothing to lose, and their interests are aligned, they are a powerful force if they can be mobilized.
- Demand for a basic standard of living.
- Mass organization = power
- This campaign is Non-Partisan.
- Neither of the two main political parties are working for the poorest.
- We have to work across region, religion, and race to organize.
- All systems are connected.
- The most directly impacted must be in leadership.
- Go in with a sense of humility to truly listen to folx loved experiences and narratives (step down approach)
- Build community partnerships where you can.
- You can’t be good at everything.
- Learn what partnerships are available.
- Get out of the “this is my service area” or “this is my job;” we have to work together to bridge gaps beyond our missions
- Use “Community of Opportunity” instead of “Food Desert.” This approach takes into account non-traditional food delivery systems like cultural coops, etc.
- Concise Briefs are good
- ...but so are narratives.
- We all need to be speaking with each other.