Session: Acamamas: Academic Mothers (Society for Social Work and Research 27th Annual Conference - Social Work Science and Complex Problems: Battling Inequities + Building Solutions)

All in-person and virtual presentations are in Mountain Standard Time Zone (MST).

SSWR 2023 Poster Gallery: as a registered in-person and virtual attendee, you have access to the virtual Poster Gallery which includes only the posters that elected to present virtually. The rest of the posters are presented in-person in the Poster/Exhibit Hall located in Phoenix A/B, 3rd floor. The access to the Poster Gallery will be available via the virtual conference platform the week of January 9. You will receive an email with instructions how to access the virtual conference platform.

Acamamas: Academic Mothers

Friday, January 13, 2023: 7:00 AM-8:00 AM
Paradise Valley, 2nd Level (Sheraton Phoenix Downtown)
Cristina Mogro-Wilson, PhD, University of Connecticut, Nalini Negi, PhD, University of Maryland Baltimore and Danielle Parrish, PhD, Baylor University
Our primary activities will be focused on building relationships and a community of Academic mothers in social work solving structural inequality issues within academia. 4 primary aims (to be developed in our first SIG meeting): 1. Scholarship: Organize symposia and panels around this topic, publications, special issue, send out all presentations that highlight Academic mothers at SSWR, maintaining a relationship with JSWE, possibility of a webinar outside of conference 2. Advocacy: within the SSWR board, assist with advocacy around maternal leave time or policy change etc. within institutions 3. Mentoring: mentorship (pairing or breakfast or some kind of event) for junior or incoming Academic mothers 4. Networking: support networking activities at SIG, possible happy hour during conference (to provide multiple touch points of interaction), provide leadership opportunities, support and training for Academic mothers from BIPOC and Latinx communities. Possibly developing social media Listserve, facebook group, twitter feed