Macro Social Work Student Network at FSU

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We look forward to working with our peers to create connections between students, professionals, and alumni within the macro social work field through monthly events and social media involvement!

Operating as usual


It's our first event of the school year!

On Monday, October 16, we will host a student social action event with P4P, Park CORE, and Students for Safety in the CSW Lobby!

Stop by to learn more about these macro-focused student groups and to sign petitions and fill out surveys to get you more involved!

We will be there during class breaks from 9:15AM to 5:30PM!

We hope to see you there! Come Macro Mingle with us!


Are you interested in Macro Social Work?

Join the macro social work student leadership team!

Please e-mail [email protected] to apply!


Meet Dr. Anya Elizabeth Johnson!

Dr. Anya Elizabeth Johnson is a house name in oceanography and and ocean conservation policy. She graduated from Harvard and got her PH. D. in oceanography from Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Dr. Johnson became is an appointed climate justice expert and has recently taken up a three-year position with the Roux Center for the Enivronment where she will be a tenured professor, starting July 2023. She also is co-founder of Urban Ocean Lab, a “think tank” that examines issues related to coastal cities and rising sea levels. Professors all around the nation refer to Dr. Johnson as an “inspiration” and credit her books and podcasts for their commitment to loving our planet. In 2020, Dr. Johnson released an acclaimed article in the times titled “We Can’t Solve the Crimate Crisis Unless Black Lives Matter” calling climate change leaders to welcome people of color as leaders for the movement.


Meet Mary McLeod Bethune!

Mary McLeod Bethune was an educator, activist, and leader. She was passionate about teaching and opened Daytona Educational and Industrial Training School in Daytona Beach, FL. Today this school is known as Bethune Cookman College. She was the president of Florida Federation of Colored Women, National Association of Colored Women, and founded the National Council of Negro Women. In these leadership positions, she advocated for her community through education, politics, and social action. Mary Bethune has left a legacy for black people today.


Meet Lena Horne!

Lena Horne was the first African-American woman to sign a contract with a major Hollywood studio. Besides being a singer and actress, Horne was an activist against racism in the entertainment industry. She performed at many civil rights rallies, including the march on Washington, where MLK gave his “I Have a Dream” speech. She was known for denying any roles that would portray stereotypes as African American women. Horne used jazz music as her refuge and way to express her struggles as a black woman in the entertainment buisness.


Meet Ketanji Brown Jackson!

In 2022, Ketanji Brown Jackson made history as the first Black woman to be appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court. She graduated from Harvard University Magna Cum Laude and went on to attend Harvard Law School where she served on the Harvard Law Review. She has dedicated her career to protecting the rights of all.


Meet Alfred Lawson Jr!

A Florida native, born in Midway, Fl, Lawson graduated from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University in 1970. He went on to obtain his Master’s degree from Florida State University in 1973. He served as a member of the Florida State House of Representatives from 1982-2000. He also served with the Florida State Senate from 2000-2010. His long career continued as he went on to be a Congressional Representative for the State of Florida from 2017-2023. Lawson garnered national attention as Chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee, where he authored one of the most important environmental laws in the country. This law created the largest state-funded land acquisition program in the United States. He also authored and passed the Apalachicola Bay Protection Act and was the primary sponsor of the Everglades Protection Act. He is well known for his efforts to pass the Rosewood Legislation, which sought to provide reparations to the survivors of the Rosewood Massacre.

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Meet Pauli Murray!

Pauli Murray was the first American-American individual to earn a JSD degree from Yale Law School, with which they became a jurist. They also were the first African-American woman to become an Episcopalian priest and authored several books profoundly influential in challenging the legal foundations of racial discrimination.

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Meet Daisy Bates!

Daisy Bates was an African American civil rights activist and newspaper publisher who documented the battle to end segregation in Arkansas. As the head of the NAACP’s Arkansas branch, Bates played a crucial role in the fight against segregation. In 1954, the United States Supreme Court declared that school segregation was unconstitutional in the landmark case known as Brown v. Board of Education. Even after that ruling, African American students who tried to enroll in white schools were turned away in Arkansas. Bates and her husband chronicled this battle in their newspaper. In 1957, she helped nine African American students to become the first to attend the all-white Central High School in Little Rock, who became known as the Little Rock Nine. Bates’ home became the headquarters for the battle to integrate Central High School and she served as a personal advocate and supporter to the students. With U.S. soldiers providing security, the Little Rock Nine left from Bates’ home for their first day of school on September 25, 1957. Bates remained close with the Little Rock Nine, offering her continuing support as they faced harassment and intimidation from people against desegregation. Three years later, her account of the school integration battle was published as The Long Shadow of Little Rock. For her career in social activism, Bates received numerous awards, including an honorary degree from the University of Arkansas. She is best remembered as a guiding force behind one of the biggest battles for school integration in the nation’s history.

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Following Amelia Boynton Robinson, take a look into Bloody Sunday - an event that she played a large part in.


Meet Amelia Boynton Robinson!

Amelia Boynton Robinson was a civil rights pioneer who championed voting rights for African Americans. Amelia Boynton's earliest activism included holding Black voter registration drives in Selma, Alabama from the 1930s through the '50s. In 1964, she became both the first African American woman and the first female Democratic candidate to run for a seat in Congress from Alabama. The following year, she helped lead a civil rights march during which she and her fellow activists were brutally beaten by state troopers. The event, which became known as Bloody Sunday, drew nationwide attention to the civil rights movement. In 1990, Boynton was awarded the Martin Luther King Jr. Medal of Freedom.

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Take a look at our February Newsletter!

If you’d like to join our mailing list, message us or click the link in our bio to join!

We have an exciting webinar coming up this month and will be very active on social media, so keep an eye out for a new series!


Payment for Placements is hosting a webinar on January 20, 2023 from 2:30PM to 3:30PM (EST) to discuss the movement, accomplishments and challenges, ways for students to get involved, and information on the upcoming National Day of Action.

You can register at the link on the flyer or in our bio!


MSWSN is hosting a combo in-person and virtual event with the International Rescue Committee.

On Wednesday January 18th, from 11:45AM to 12:45PM, you can join virtually or in-person in room 1701 to hear about the intersections of macro social work and service implementation for human trafficking survivors.

The link to register is in our bio!

We hope to see you there as this incredible panel discusses the different needs seen from the viewpoint of service providers that need to be addressed from a policy perspective, as well as touching on varying state and federal laws correlating to human trafficking.


MSWSN is hosting a virtual webinar event with Dr. David Berlan, MPA Director and Associate Professor at Florida State University.

On Wednesday, January 25th at 6:00PM, you can join us on zoom as Dr. Berlan addresses the challenges that one may experience in starting a nonprofit! He will cover additional considerations and best practices for those interested in starting a nonprofit.

You can register at the link in our bio or using the link in this post. We hope to see you on zoom!



Come join us Tuesday, November 29 to practice self-care! We will be in the CSW lobby from 11:00-11:35 and 12:50-1:20!

We hope to see you there!

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What you should know about food insecurity!

Food insecurity gets the most attention during the holiday season but it is an issue throughout the entire year.

See more for tips on how and when to donate and for facts about food insecurity.

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Let’s talk about the truth surrounding Thanksgiving!

Swipe to learn about myths versus facts of Thanksgiving as well as what you can do to support Indigenous Peoples during this season!


Virtual Helping Professions Networking Event today from 4:30-5:30!

Employers hire people they know; that’s why it’s so important to get to know employers whenever you can.

This event will feature representatives from the FSU Center for Health Advocacy & Wellness (CHAW), FSU Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS), Shared Hope International, Oasis Center for Women and Girls, and DISC Village.

The first half will feature a Q&A on frequently asked questions in the helping professions—e.g., resumes, interviewing, internships, licensure, etc. The second half will be a networking portion where attendees can speak with the panelists directly in individual and small group discussions.

Please consider attending this event even if you do not plan on working for these agencies—the representatives will address questions relevant to all job seekers in the industry.

Link is in our bio!


NASW is hosting a national student series webinar on November 17th.

Learn about the movements for paid social work field placements from students across the US, organizing at schools of social work, recent successes, & how you can get involved.

Register at or at the link in our bio.


RACE To Be Human addresses the apprehension and confusion many of us feel when talking about race and racism.

On November 11 at 7:30PM, you’re invited to a special screening announcing the launch of a youth-led initiative to explore
how to foster healthy conversations about race and racism.

Register at the link in our bio!

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Voting Information!

If you are struggling to find the research on candidates, follow these steps! has compiled everything you might need for Election Day on their website!

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Check out our November Newsletter!

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Job Opportunity!

DART is looking to hire a community associate and fill leadership positions! DART trains professional organizers and community organizations how to work for social, economic and racial justice!

Interested in learning more? DART is hosting a live online info session on October 26 at 6PM ET to talk about careers in community organizing!


Interested in learning more about student leadership and organizing on campus? The NASW is hosting a free zoom event on October 20 to teach you more about leadership and organization! You can find the recordings posted after on the website, too, if you can’t attend!

Our linktree in our bio is updated with the registration links for the next several events in this Student Series and you can also access the past recording of the September “How Social Work Students Can Empower Voters” there, too!

Any questions? Let us know!

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Interested in hearing more about issues important to women and girls? Interested in hearing about candidates?

On October 17 and October 20, there will be Candidate Forums about issues important to women and girls at TCC.

These events require no registration unless you are interested in joining for the pizza dinner.

These are two separate forums and are a wonderful tool if you are interested in learning more about issues important to women and girls and the candidates involved!

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It’s National Indigenous People’s Day!

On Indigenous Peoples’ Day, America’s first inhabitants and the Tribal Nations that continue to thrive today are honored. Individuals are encouraged to celebrate and recognize the many Indigenous communities and cultures that make up our country.

There are things you can do to celebrate and support Indigenous People’s Day.

Advocate for the celebration of Indigenous People’s Day and help educate others!

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Macro Social Work Student Network at FSU

We look forward to working with our peers to create connections between students, professionals, and alumni within the macro social work field through monthly events. We will be working with a diverse range of professionals who specialize in leadership, advocacy, and community organizing to provide opportunities for networking, education, and professional development. We will also prioritize maintaining relationships with professionals and community organizations that work to promote diversity and advocate for marginalized populations. Finally, we’ll be working with faculty and staff to promote the social leadership concentration on FSU’s campus and within the Tallahassee community.

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