Day of Learning
Counselors for Social Justice is hosting a Day of Learning symposium for graduate students, licensed professionals, and others in the community interested in counseling diverse populations. Topics covered will include undocumented issues, police use of excessive force, working with transgender clients and their families, white fragility, and more. The symposium is free and all are welcome to attend. RSVP for the Day of Learning here.
Details: Day of Learning Saturday, March 9, 2019 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. LBJ Student Center 601 University Drive San Marcos, TX 78666
If you require accommodations due to a disability in order to participate, please contact the Office of Disability Services at 512-245-3451 at least 72 hours in advance of the event.
CSJ is meeting on Sunday, February 10, at 3 p.m. at Wake the Dead Coffeehouse in San Marcos.
If you want to learn more or volunteer for our Day of Learning, want to join a social justice conversation, or just want to know what we’re all about, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or join us at this Sunday’s meeting. All are welcome.
- Black History Month: Mama’s Kitchen – Thursday, February, 14 at 12 p.m. (until food runs out) in the LBJ Student Center. RSVP here.
- LGBTQIAA+ Training by Student Allies of Texas State – February 15 in the LBJ Student Center. Register here.
- 2019 Womxn of Color Retreat – February 15-16. View the events here.
- African American Women Sexual Violence: Risk, Resilience, and Response: talk by Dr. Carolyn West – February 14 at 5:30 p.m. in the LBJ Student Center, Room 3-14.1.
Social Justice in the News
- Second Virginia Democrat Says He Wore Blackface, Throwing Party Into Turmoil – The New York Times: Two Virginia Democratic officials previously wore blackface, and another was recently accused of sexual assault, prompting calls for resignation.
- New Emojis Are Coming: Interracial Couples, Guide Dogs, Falafel and More – The New York Times: Unicode Consortium, a nonprofit that oversees emojis, announced new emojis likely coming later this year that promote inclusivity and diversity.
- MoMA to Close, Then Open Doors to More Expansive View of Art – The New York Times: MoMA is adding new space to focus attention on works by women, Latinos, Asians, African-Americans, and other overlooked artists.
- Trump Administration Begins ‘Remain In Mexico’ Policy, Sending Asylum-Seekers Back – NPR: The Trump administration began implementing its harsh policy on sending asylum-seekers out of the United States by sending Carlos Catarlo Gomez, a man from Honduras seeking asylum who entered the U.S. at the Mexican border, to Tijuana, Mexico, to await his hearing.
- Jussie Smollett, Star of ‘Empire,’ Attacked in What Police Call a Possible Hate Crime – The New York Times: GLAAD and other organizations and individuals have voiced their support of Jussie Smollett after his attack.
- A Duke professor warned Chinese students to speak English – CNN:If you need proof that racism is still a rampant issue in our society, including in institutions of higher education, read this Duke professor’s email to students after she overheard students speaking in Chinese.
- Entertainers address social injustice issues at Super Bowl – Associated Press: Some boycotted last weekend’s Super Bowl in solidarity with Colin Kaepernick, who was ostracized from the NFL for kneeling during the national anthem to raise awareness to police brutality, racial inequality and other social issues
- .Alabama officer’s fatal shooting of 21-year-old at mall was ‘justified,’ state says – NBC News: Protests erupted in Hoover, Alabama, after the state attorney general announced the officer won’t face charges.
Recommended Reading, Listening, & Watching
- What We Inherit – NPR’s Code Switch Podcast: The story of one family’s struggle to end a toxic cycle of intergenerational trauma from forced assimilation by getting back to their Native Alaskan cultural traditions.
- The Gymnast Who Went Megaviral – Slate’s What Next Podcast: UCLA’s Katelyn Ohashi wowed the internet with a viral video of her college gymnastics floor routine. As Ohashi’s star rises, the U.S. women’s gymnastics program is imploding. Fans of the sport wonder: What is the price of being world-class?
- Texas State University’s Title IX Policies – Read up on Texas State University’s policies and your rights regarding Sexual Misconduct.
- The Hate U Give – book by Angie Thomas: A 16-year-old attends an upscale private high school, but back home she lives in what she calls “the ghetto.” The division of these two worlds begins to blur when she witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood friend by a White police officer. This novel deals honestly with police violence and racial and class issues, among other sensitive topics other authors shy away from.
Do you have feedback or any podcasts, articles, videos, or books you’d like to recommend that we share? Email Anna Whitney at email@example.com.