Media and social media is a powerful tool in today's social and historical context. It is typically a tool that is disregarded by
those who work towards social justice, due to its negativity. However, social workers need to master how to use the media and social media in order to counteract the negativity and stereotypes, as well as creating positive narratives to display the people that we represent and stand for.
This workshop will outline best practices in different media forms. It will also address how to craft stories and narratives that can counteract stereotypes and more accurately reflect the voices and lives of the clients and individuals a social worker may be representing in their media interactions. Participants will discuss the intersectionality of social justice and social media and how to use our voices ethically without getting lost in the negativity that media generally represents.