Session: Well-Being of Black Women and Girls (WBBWG) (Society for Social Work and Research 26th Annual Conference - Social Work Science for Racial, Social, and Political Justice)

Well-Being of Black Women and Girls (WBBWG)

Saturday, January 15, 2022: 12:30 PM-1:30 PM
Liberty Ballroom J, ML 4 (Marriott Marquis Washington, DC)
Marquitta Dorsey, Ph.D., Loyola University, Chicago and Abigail Williams-Butler, PhD, Rutgers University
This group was formed by those who attended the 2021 SSWR session titled Race, Gender, & Class: Examining the Intersections of Well-being for Black Women (Dr. Karen Tabb, moderator; presenters Drs. Washington, Walton, Salisu, Coles, and Carddock). During this session, a list of attendees who wanted to further connect around issues affecting the well-being of Black Women was collected. A follow up email was sent to group participants to gauge interest in how we could come together to think critically about the ways in which social work can be a leader in Black women’s and girl’s health if we unify and work together. We then had a Zoom meeting in February 2021 to review our collected responses about our shared interests. Many expressed an interest in forming an official SSWR SIG focused on the Well Being of Black Women and Girls. Thus far we have had two monthly meetings since the beginning of the academic year in September 2021. Currently, WBBWG is not legally established and functions solely as a meeting group.