Social workers can change communities
At Eastern Washington University, Bipasha Biswas teaches students that social workers build and change communities.
As an assistant professor in the School of Social Work, she teaches the next generation of social workers to be community based and she encourages engagement in international work. She involves them in service learning with community partners and took a group last summer to her homeland in India.
“My social work identity is to be a change agent in academic and in community settings. Being a social worker is a 24-hour-a-day job. We cannot do social work 9 to 5 because poverty and domestic violence do not stop at 5 p.m.,” said Bipasha.
“Social work is my identity. Social justice is my faith,” she said.. . . . More