#ARSV2021

Calling “A Thing” A Thing: Addressing Anti-Black Racism in Social Work Education

18 Mar 2021
1:45 pm

Calling “A Thing” A Thing: Addressing Anti-Black Racism in Social Work Education

Session Description

The purpose of this session is to interrogate the effects and impact of Anti-Black Racism on students, faculty, and staff in social work education. Oftentimes, Institutions and Organizations place heavy emphasis on “Anti-Racism” efforts while there is an inherent need to specifically address instances of Anti-Black racism. This session will define key terms related to Anti-Black Racism and present examples of these behaviors (overt and covert) that occur daily within Colleges and Universities. With a focus on diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence, the goal of this session is to introduce ways in which Anti-Black Racism should be addressed in order to dismantle its presence and offer strategies for supporting Black students, faculty, and staff in colleges/universities.

Learning Objectives

1. Participants will be able to define and recognize how microaggressions, structural racism, and the impact of the allostatic load because of these behaviors affect the well-being, sense of belonging, and productivity for students, faculty, and staff.

2. Participants will learn about ways in which allies can use their power and privilege to dismantle racism in academia as well as support Black students, faculty, and staff without the burdening of white fragility.

3. Participants will discuss the importance of radical self-care and the significance of establishing social support systems/accountability circles in order to navigate academic settings successfully