#ARVS2021

Racism, Recovery, and Resilience: The Journey of a Social Work PhD Student

17 Mar 2021
12:30 pm

Racism, Recovery, and Resilience: The Journey of a Social Work PhD Student

Session Description

This session will focus on the personal narrative of a former social work doctoral student as she navigated academia in a historically white institution (HWI) as a Black woman, student activist, doctoral student, new mother, and heart survivor. In addition to discussing the challenges of balancing these multiple and, at times, conflicting roles, this session will highlight the sources of strength and support that can foster resilience in Black social work doctoral students.

Learning Objectives

1. Explore how schools of social work may perpetrate or perpetuate racial bias from the perspective of a Black doctoral student.

2. Identify possible social, psychological, and physical consequences of social activism for Black doctoral-level students in historically white institutions.

3. Determine micro-, meso-, and macro-level sources of support and resilience for Black doctoral-level students seeking to promote racial justice and equity within their academic programs.

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