NABSW- Simmons Chapter Stands in Solidarity

April 30, 2015

Black Lives Matter Chicago

Honoring the lives of those lost to unacceptable violence and emphasizing the message that "Black Lives Matter."

Seventeen students and two faculty members from Simmons School of Social Work attended the 47th Annual National Association of Black Social Workers conference in Chicago, IL this past April. 

The Simmons Chapter has a membership of over 25 MSW students, dedicated to the mission of prioritizing the welfare of the Black individual, family and community and serving as agents of social change within the Black community. The week-long conference consists of keynote addresses, workshops and traditional African ceremonies and rituals. Simmons College was asked to participate in the opening ceremony by marching and holding up signs, honoring the lives of those lost to unacceptable violence.

In light of the unfortunate past, recent and ongoing events in our nation, the Association of Black Social Workers - Simmons Chapter stands in solidarity in honoring the lives of those lost to unacceptable violence, emphasizing the message that "Black Lives Matter." 


Image taken at the 47th annual NABSW conference in Chicago, Illinois in April 2015.