October 5, 2015 Leave a comment
Inequality for All: Student-Focused #MacroSW Twitter Chat on 10/8/15
Laurel Hitchcock of University of Alabama at Birmingham and I (Jimmy Young of the California State University San Marcos) are working with the wonderful folks at #MacroSW Chat to host a live Twitter chat for social work students in March. While the chat is designed with students in mind, anyone is welcome to join us. Here are the details:
Topic: Inequality for All – we recommend watching the documentary by Robert Reich before the chat.
Date & Time: October 8, 2015 at 8:00 PM CST/6:00 PM PST
Hosts: Jimmy Young and Laurel Hitchcock
- What is happening today in terms of distribution of wealth? Why is it happening? What do you see happening and what are the causes?
- When do you think inequality becomes a problem?
- If the government sets the rules for how the market functions, who do these rules benefit or hurt?
- Who is looking out for the American worker? Who do you think should be and what could be done?
- After watching the film, do you agree/disagree with the idea of equal opportunity and the American Dream?
- What do you think most Americans don’t realize about income Inequality?
- What single word best describes how the film made you feel?
- What’s next? How do we as social workers address inequality or move forward?
If you are an educator wanting to incorporate this chat as an assignment into your class, please click here for details. We hope you can join us!
Please contact us (by clicking on our names below) if you plan to have your class or maybe a student group participate in the chat. We also welcome questions.