Over the past four years we have had an organised presence at the annual conference of the Social Work Action Network [SWAN]. Sadly this year is the exception. Given our slender resources we have been unable to make a useful contribution to this year’s event. This is all the more frustrating, given the theme and the rich content. However there may be a few places left and we would encourage our supporters to register even at this late stage.
SWAN Conference 2013 ‘Defeating the politics of austerity: creating an alternative future’, takes place on Friday 12th and Saturday 13th April at London South Bank University, Elephant & Castle, London.
SWAN London, hosting the event, feel the onslaught of austerity, marketisation and privatisation is even further progressed than when SWAN was established in 2004. As social workers, social care workers, services users, carers, social work students and educators it is an alternative through critical thinking, radical practice and social action which we want to develop and help manifest at this conference.
There is a diverse and compelling line up of speakers including Owen Jones (Journalist and author of ‘Chavs: the Demonization of the Working Class’), Selma James (Socialist and Feminist, Global Women’s Strike) plus representatives from Disabled People Against Cuts.
Booking for the conference is a two part process. Register here and make payment here!