A.S. Black Women’s Health Collaborative

Who We Are

The A.S. Black Womyn’s Health Collaborative’s directive is to aid the currently inadequate support of Black womyn and our ability to exist and live well and centralize leadership efforts for the betterment of Black womyn’s holistic spiritual, mental, and physical health. The A.S. Black Womyn’s Health Collaborative shall serve as an educational advocacy forum for Black womyn, womyn-Aligned, and Non-Binary community members.The purpose of Black Womyn’s Health Collaborative is to ensure the fair, equal, and adequate distribution of financial resources for Black UCSB students, from a source that is both safe for us and accessible. We also hold that Black students’ financial contributions to Associated Students. The A.S. Black Womyn’s Health Collaborative shall act as an advocacy group aimed at improving the status of Black womyn’s health globally, nationally, and locally both on campus and in the community.The A.S. Black Womyn’s Health Collaborative will maintain a network of Black womyn for members of the campus community who would like to connect with national as well as international efforts for the advancement of Black womyn and people everywhere. The A.S. Black Womyn’s Health Collaborative holds firmly with the doctrines of the Black Radical Imagination and Black Feminist Theory to establish the structure and values of our organization and its directives. The Black Womyn’s Health Collaborative was envisioned by Zion Solomon and Suad Abdullahi.”

Access to our full creation bill here.

We asked the board about some of their Black women icons.

Here were their responses:

“It is our duty to fight for our freedom. It is our duty to win. We must love each other and support each other. We have nothing to lose but our chains.”

― Assata Shakur, Assata: An Autobiography