African American Women Beyond the Stereotypes: Mental health, Resilience, and Sustainability

Plenary III: African American Women Beyond the Stereotypes: Mental health, Resilience, and Sustainability

Saturday, April 29, 9:15-10:30

The Summit will be held at the Pyle Center on the UW-Madison campus in Madison, Wisconsin

Academia and the media often present very narrow perspectives of African American women.┬áThis session will explore the multilayered identities and roles of African American women with a focus on mental health and wellness, resiliency, and African American women’s frequently ignored role within the sustainability movement.┬áThe panelists will also explore the impact of the political, economic, and social climates within the U.S. on African American women and how they have managed to survive and thrive amid often hostile environments. This session is being sponsored by the African American Health Network of Dane County.