Youth Development

Quenching the Cultural Thirst of Black Youth: Models Worth Replicating
Participants will learn about an African-centered program created by Tony Browder and a 16-year old STEM program
created by the California Alliance of African American Educators. Both are for Black students living in a cultural desert in Silicon Valley.

Debra Watkins, MA

Executive Director, A Black Education Network
San Jose, CA

Kweli Zukeri, MS

IT Manager, Howard University
Washington, DC

Health/Mental Health
Eliminating Health Disparities: 50 Years - How Are We Doing?

This institute will examine and explore NABSW 50-year history, efforts made on a local and national level to understand, eradicate, and eliminate health disparities for Black people and answer the question about our health.

Frankye Johnson, LCSW, LMFT, LMHC
NABSW Comprehensive Health and Wellness Committee, Co-Chair
Administrator, Social Work Department, Marion County Public Health Department
Indianapolis, IN

Virginia Caine, MD

Director, Marion County Public Health Department
Indianapolis, IN

Wilma Wooten, MD, MPH

Public Health Officer, County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency
San Diego, California

Willie D. Davis Jr., Ph.D.

Director, All Around the African World Museum
Lansing, MI

Lillie Jackson-Tisdale, MSW, LSW
Therapist/Social Worker, Ohio Dept. of Rehabilitation & Corrections Mental Health Dept.
Akron, Ohio

Professional Development

NABSW Fulfills its Educational Mission through the Realization of 40 International Conferences
NABSW has hosted forty international educational conferences in the African Diaspora. Participants will take a
chronologic and photographic journey to learn about the provision of human services on vulnerable people through
exploration of social, economic and political systems.

Sevaughn Banks, Ph.D., MSW

NABSW International Education Conference, Chair
Director of Field Education, CSU, Stanislaus
Oakland, CA

At the Table: Celebrating the Legacy of Womanist Leadership

From the kitchen, church, community work, to education and economic institutions, Black women leadership has formed the backbone of our activist traditions and resistance. Participants will engage in a reciprocal dialogue around the contemporary Black women leadership in the fight for social justice.

Denise McLane-Davison, Ph.D., MSW

Assistant Professor of Social Work, Morgan State University
Baltimore, MD

Saundra Starks, Ed.D., LCSW

Professor, Western Kentucky University
Bowling Green, KY

Melissa Littlefield, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Social Work, Morgan State University
Baltimore, MD

Dana Burdnell Wilson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Social Work, Morgan State University
Baltimore, MD

We Wear the Mask

This interactive workshop will explore the definitions and concepts of the mask we wear with a focus on the impact of selfawareness and/or self-unawareness as it relates to personal and professional development. In addition, the institute will explore the origination of wearing a mask due to internal challenges that developed from defense mechanisms, protection, fear, and interpretation.

Patrick Crawford, LCSW-C

President/CEO, Crawford Consulting & Mental Health Services, Inc.
Cheverly, MD

From Ma'at to Maafa to Sankofa: Healing Our Afrikan Spirits
Join us on a journey in Afrikan culture where you will experience the joys, the pains and the reawakening of your Afrikan spirit. We will "endarken" your Afrikan spirit with the knowledge of healing utilizing the tools of Ma'at, Maafa & Sankofa.

Anyika Nkululeko, MSW
Social Work Coordinator II, Santa Clara County Dept. of Family & Children's Services
San Jose, CA

Cheikh Mbacké, Ph.D., (ABD), ACSW
President & CEO, Ujima Consortium International
Southfield, MI