Over the last few weeks we have explored social work ideals and practices that might seem to be at


Over the last few weeks we have explored social work ideals and practices that might seem to be at cross purposes. The asset-based community development ideas and practice framework, while consistent with social work values, are contrary to many social service delivery structures and macro practices. The concrete path of building support and assessing opposition laid out in the textbook was very different from the descriiption of how to be an ally given by Nikki Silvestri.

Please post either:

an example of a macro change effort that you believe could have been improved with more allyship rather than outsider action—give a short explanation/context, or
an example of a macro change effort that is a good example of how the change agent and/or action system was an ally to the macro client successfully—use examples where possible.