Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Spring Call for Contributions:

Can you imagine your humyn service practice as a tool of liberation?

The Social Work Activist Reader is now accepting contributions for our spring zine! Articles are sought in diverse areas of social work and humyn service that strengthen our vision and skill with social work activism and justice-centered, anti-oppressive practice-art, poetry and dreams also welcome. The Social Work Activist Reader is a welcoming, holistic, consciousness-raising, anti-oppressive, resiliency-celebrating and liberatory-inspiring community forum for exploring persynal and community healing--and our vision for humyn service work--through the lens of justice. All are welcome to participate, please simply have commitment to justice, equality and anti-oppression, a willingness to be a critical thinker (and encourage critical thinking!), a commitment to growing in your work and developing your skills, and have the intention of sharing something that will support our growth as a community of justice weavers.

Submission guidelines: Authoring Your Change:
 Please include the following, in the body of your email, when you make your submission:

1) your name
2) email address (to be included in the publication)
3) website, if you have one, to direct readers to know more about your work/practice
4) location (to show the diversity of where we live, also for publication)
5) title of your submission
6) word count--up to 1000 words  

7) an artist statement, if submitting artwork (no longer than 3 sentences)

Articles are published in the electronic e-zine as well as on the Social Work Activist Reader blog. Submissions for the spring zine will be accepted through February 22nd, 2013 via email to Emails requesting to be added to the SWAR distribution list, or otherwise connect, are also welcome.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Transformative Healing on the other side of Shame

Liberation Tea and Anti-Oppressive Skills Group is a monthly gathering for Portland-based humyn service workers to meet in supportive community with the opportunity to learn, practice and develop different skills and tools in justice-centered practice. We’ll offer tea, community and a safe, supportive space to share and grow in our practice. We welcome all justice seekers and healers of diverse healing practices.

This month at at Liberation Tea, we'll be meeting to watch/discuss the awesome (shame and resiliency researcher) Brené Brown's film, "The hustle for worthiness."

Brené is an absolutely inspiring story teller, researcher and justice weaver, teacher and author of shame, joy and resiliency. Those of you not Portland-based, unable to join us for Liberation Tea this month, or those who simply care about justice, healing and radical transformation, I invite you to sit down with your own cup of tea to watch Brené's inspiring TED talk.

Liberation tea will be 12/22 from 2-4pm. For more information visit: or email: Please RSVP your interest by email. This is an open group--new friends and allies are warmly welcome.

Anchored by Social Work Activists and Educators: Heather Horizon Greene and Sheila Walker.