CSJ Webinar: A Day of Service at ACA 2018: Counseling is Rooted in Advocacy on April 20th at 1:00 p.m. ET (12 p.m. CT or 11 a.m. PT)
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Counselors for Social Justice is excited to announce the second CSJ webinar that is part of an ongoing series focused on providing advocacy action steps to support our members’ endeavors and the communities we serve. Members can earn 1 CEU by attending the webinar.
As such, we are inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting that will facilitate this webinar. You do not need a zoom account to access the zoom meeting or need to download any software, just click on the access link at the time of the meeting.
Below you will find the webinar description along with the zoom meeting link to join on 4/20 at 1 p.m. ET (please adjust your time for attendance based on your time zone, 12 p.m. CT or 11 a.m. PT)
Title: A Day of Service at ACA 2018: Counseling is Rooted in Advocacy
Presenter: Kim Lee Hughes, University of Texas at San Antonio
The counseling profession is unique from other mental health professions because it is rooted in advocacy. It is not enough to assist our individual clients and students (micro-level), we must improve the context of their environment (meso-level) and encourage them to improve society (macro-level). I am the Vice President for African American Concerns with the Association of Multicultural Counseling & Development (AMCD), let’s discuss ways you can advocate at the 2018 ACA Conference in Atlanta.
Dr. Lee Hughes is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Counseling at The University of Texas at San Antonio. Her clinical, research, and advocacy concentrations include: counseling ethics, empowerment for people of color, culturally affirmative counseling interventions, and qualitative research methodologies. Dr. Lee Hughes is the Vice-President of African American Concerns with AMCD.
Links For Webinar:
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Meeting ID: 878 995 786
International numbers available: https://zoom.us/u/d35RvRTFM
Our previous flyers may have been difficult to read. We apologize. Hopefully these are better. See you in Atlanta. #CSJinAtlanta
Counselors, AMCD has booked the Redwood Room in the Omni Hotel to celebrate the life of Janet Jones. It will be held on Saturday, April 28, 4-5:30 PM.
Please join us!
Statement in Response to Gun Violence
In response to the recent events of gun violence in Florida and other areas of the country, the members of Counselors for Social Justice (CSJ) division of the American Counseling Association, make this statement and call to action.
We call to action a plan to protect all individuals at risk from wanton violence by restricting access to weapons by those individuals who have been deemed to be a threat to themselves and to society. As a society we cannot achieve the goals of social justice without developing a safe environment for everyone, which includes laws that protect people from gun violence. The gun violence epidemic that afflicts our nation calls for a stand against corporations and institutions that promote indiscriminate access to weapons.
The American culture’s infatuation with guns reflects a phenomenon that is reinforced through violent entertainment whose content promotes values that deny social justice and disregard for human life while glamourizing the perpetrators. The indiscriminate access to these products often reaches the minds of vulnerable members of society who are then socialized to believe that violence, hatred, and discrimination are lawful means to redress their grievances.
The CSJ Advocacy Competencies advise action with and on behalf of clients, students, and communities at both micro and macro levels. CSJ suggests the following action ideas:
Download the official Statement
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