Over the past two years following formal launch of this movement in January, 2016, distinct lines of activity have formed. This panel will explore a critical juncture and reasoning for development of a Vision, Mission, and Principles statement for GCSW. GCSW will shape a more positive future for our society by promoting Grand Challenges that are culturally relevant, attainable, generative, multidisciplinary, scientifically sound, and sustainable. Important critiques will be acknowledged and addressed, particularly the pathways for progress to address racial equity and racism. All communities and populations deserve access to a full and healthful life which is essential to a democratic society.The roundtable will engage participants in sharpening the GCSW’s vision, mission, the domains of concern, and guiding principles. These discussions will help to determine future directions for ensuring that the GCSW offers collaborative leadership in addressing societal inequities.
Ad Hoc Committee (alphabetical order): Rick Barth, Sarah Gehlert, Sean Joe, Charles E. Lewis Jr., Angelo McClain, Trina Shanks, Michael Sherraden, Edwina Uehara, & Karina L. Walters (Chair)