2021 Academics for Black survival and wellness: Healing in Action
2021 A4BL Overview: Black Wellness and Healing Track and Anti-Racism Training Track
This year, we will use a conference style to cover a broad range of topics in support of Black survival and wellness. The Black Wellness and Healing track (for Black folx ONLY) will include live and pre-recorded sessions starting Juneteenth and ending on July 3rd. Topics for the Black Wellness sessions include misogynoir, engaging Black youth, survivors of intimate partner violence and sexual violence, protecting yourself as an academic/ organizer doing Black liberation work, financial wellness, Africentric healing and spirituality, and celebrating the diversity of Blackness.
2021 A4BL Anti-Racism Training Track Details
The Anti-Racism Training track (open to ALL) will include live and pre-recorded sessions starting Juneteenth and ending on July 3rd. Topics for the Anti-Racism Training track include BIPOC solidarity for Black liberation, transformative and restorative justice, and moving beyond performativity. Participants will also have the option to participate in accountability groups and Liberation Bootcamps. Accountability groups are an opportunity for participants to connect with others who are on their anti-racism journey. Liberation Bootcamps will provide participants with the opportunity to work with other participants on a specific action and/or initiative that supports Black liberation.
Access to 2020 Anti-Racism Training
Last year, many of our participants wanted to access the training content for longer and we received numerous requests for the training to be accessible again. We heard you all and are happy to offer access to the 2020 original A4BL training and the "rewind and remix" sessions.
The 2020 A4BL training covers seven core topics:
1. Foundations for Black Liberation
2. Understanding Anti-Black Racism
3. Appropriately Applying Intersectionality
4. White Terrorism and Black Resistance
5. Whiteness in Academia
6. Practicing Black Allyship
7. Committing to Black Liberation
Accessing Content via Whova
Access to the 2020 training materials starts on June 1st and access can be purchased until July 3rd. Participants will have access to the materials through the Whova app for 6 months after July 3rd. All of the 2020 training sessions and materials can be found under June 18th on the Whova agenda (the day before the 2021 A4BL kickoff) because this is technically a pre-conference offering.
Use the "Filter By" dropdown to see the agendas for the 2021 Anti-Racism training track and the Black Wellness track. Individuals interested in access to the 2020 Anti-Racism training content
will receive access once they register.
Please note that you must register to access these sessions.