Counselors for Social Justice works to promote social justice in our society through confronting oppressive systems of power and privilege that affect professional counselors and our clients and to assist in the positive change in our society through the professional development of counselors.
I need a minute: A Time for Collective Mourning monthly series
Presented by: Dr. Ebony White and Dr. Shon Smith - Second Friday's at 1PM EST
Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd… Unfortunately, these are the most recent African American victims that have lost their lives by the hands of law enforcement or vigilantes for being Black in America. The global observation of this loss of life from a historical, racial, oppressive, policing system has and continues to have a significant impact on the mental health and physical health of all Americans witnessing these actions and responses. We invite all members of the counseling community to join us as we understand the need and purpose of a space for community and collective mourning as we continue the work of pursuing social justice.
THE "HOW TO" OF MACRO-LEVEL ADVOCACY webinar
Presented by: Dominique Marsalek, Government Affairs Specialist with ACA
Thursday, December 3, 2020 at 7pm EST
By popular demand: this webinar is the second of two to discuss practical elements of what advocacy looks like in the counseling profession. The presenter will share from her experience as Government Affairs Specialist with the American Counseling Association. Participants will learn how to advocate at the macro-level, seeking policy change at the state and national level.
CSJ statement for 2020 Presidential election
We celebrate the hope, joy, and relief that many individuals may be experiencing, yet recognize the grief, despair, and fear that may still exist for BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and various marginalized communities. We acknowledge the significance of electing our first female, Black and South Asian Vice President of the United States of America, yet understand that representation is meaningless without holding our politicians accountable for their actions. We recognize the tireless efforts of Black and Brown leaders, such as Stacey Abrams, Indigenous Peoples, and the multiple community organizers and activists that have mobilized for years to increase voter turnout and remove barriers to access in regions that typically face numerous systemic hurdles.
We vow to continue to focus on anti-oppression and anti-racism as part of our work here at CSJ. We invite members to join together for our upcoming advocacy events and take action:
Extra, extra, read all about it! CSJ October Newsletter
Check out CSJ's October 2020 Newsletter, featuring articles on the following topics:
Click HERE to read the full newsletter!
Questions? If you'd like to run a topic by CSJ, please email newsletter co-editors, Dr. Darius Green at email@example.com and Dr. Sam Steen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
INTRODUCING: CSJ doctoral Internship Program
Counselors for Social Justice is pleased to announce openings for Doctoral Internships, beginning Spring 2021. Our organization can support Internships focusing on Leadership and Advocacy by helping Interns gain practical experience in navigating a professional counseling organization and advocating for systemic change.
For more information, please visit the Internship page.
Click HERE to apply today!
Questions? Email email@example.com.
We look forward to hearing from you!