POLICY TEACHING INSTITUTE

Policy Conference 2.0 and the Teaching Institute are expanding to include a broader MACRO focus! Influencing Social Policy (ISP) presents MACRO Conference 2020, The Power of MACRO Social Work: Forging Pathways Toward a More Just and Equitable World, in collaboration with ACOSA, Clark-Fox Policy Institute, Special Commission to Advance Macro Practice in Social Work, and other Macro Partners.

We are excited to invite you to join us in 2020 on Thursday, May 28; Friday, May 29; and, Saturday, May 30! We are pleased to once again be hosted by the Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis.

We recognize that Missouri is one of a growing number of states that is passing legislation aimed at restricting and/or eliminating access to safe abortion services. The growing barriers to reproductive health care on the state and federal level are of great concern to many in our community. In response to recent legislation in Missouri and in fulfillment of our professional commitment to advance social, economic, environmental and political justice, we will be identifying ways in which conference and institute participants may become involved in supporting the local community in their efforts to combat restrictions to sexual and reproductive health care. In addition, we are developing a list of local businesses who share our values and commitment to the pursuit of social justice and equity.

This information, as well as the conference call for proposals, and additional planning details–including our exciting and expanded list of MACRO partners!–will be shared soon. In the meantime, we hope you will mark these dates on your calendar. We look forward to seeing you in 2020!

MACRO Conference 2020 Planning Sub-Committee

Mimi Abramovitz, Darlyne Bailey, Dianna Cooper-Bolinskey, Alice Gates, Lisa Hawash, Shannon Lane (Co-Chair), Amy Murphy-Nugen (Co-Chair), Duane Neff, Gary Parker, Tamarie Willis, Kim Wirt

Information about past Institutes is available here. We welcome your input and suggestions as we plan for 2020!