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Social media and social justice, workshop for members

There are many dimensions of social media and how it impacts on individuals, families, communities and nations. Many of our member organisations have well informed perspectives on some of the strengths and weaknesses of this rapidly expanding sector, particularly within the context of social justice.

On 14 February, members of Catholic Social Services Victoria have been invited to participate in a workshop discussing the impact of information technology and social media, with the intention of contributing to the framing of the Australian Catholic Bishop Conferences’ Social Justice Statement, which is due for release in September.

The workshop will provide a forum to brainstorm and draw from our collective experience and expertise in order to better understand the issues at play. Those attending have a variety of expertise in social media and in understanding its place in the world.  In gathering, we will brainstorm, share and collate information relating to justice aspects of social media, with a view to identifying key issues and directions for service providers, as well as the broader community.

The forum will also provide guidance for those involved in the preparation of the 2019 statement, and will lead to an article summarising what emerges, including recommendations for further action.

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