Our mission is to bring together Black researchers, industry professionals, clinicians, and students in the field of aging, and to mutually support one another as we navigate academic, corporate and entrepreneurial paths to success.
We advocate for more diversity, inclusion, and equity within the organizations and amplify our collective voices as we call for aging and health equity.
Black in Gerontology & Geriatrics (BIGG) is an organization that was born to address the systemic inequities found in aging research/teaching/practice by focusing on three primary pillars – community, advocacy, and accountability.
Black in Gerontology & Geriatrics brings together a global network of BIGGs, Allies, and Organizational Sponsors contributing to the goal of enhancing diversity, inclusion and equity in the field of aging.
We believe that to see increased presence of Black and under-represented minorities in the field of aging we must actively build community, advocate for diversity and encourage accountability.
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