ACPA-Commission for Social Justice Educators

The Commission for Social Justice Educators' mission is to provide a collaborative home for college student educators working in the areas of diversity and social justice education. ACPA has demonstrated a long-standing commitment to multiculturalism and social justice by actively supporting a diversity of ideas and identities within its membership and member institutions. This commission reinforces and focuses that commitment by providing a place for college student educators committed to a broad range of social justice issues to network; share knowledge, tools, and resources; collaborate across institutions and identities; and provide support. This Commission supports those working towards social justice and diversity issues across the wide spectrum of student affairs positions. The Commission also provides scholarship and other resources for college student educators working in multicultural and other diversity centers and offices on campus. The Commission for Social Justice Educators compliments the functional and identity support work being done in other Commissions and Standing Committees, while providing a unique opportunity for creating partnerships across institutions and identities.

CSJE @ 2015 Convention

2.0 [Black and Brown] Definitions of Masculinity: An Intersectional Approach

Co-sponsored with the Standing Committee on Men and Masculinities
Monday March 31, 9-10 AM
Marriott Ballroom 4
Presenters: Cristobal Salinas Jr. & Cameron Beatty

This presentation will illustrate how the schools, communities, and families, have shaped how black and brown men define masculinity, and how they navigate their masculinity through conversations in public and private spaces. Black and brown men are more likely to engage with each other by sharing personal experiences, ideas, and values with politically-correct language in public conversations. Providing private spaces may foster more authentic communication.

Rethinking “The Work:” Fresh Perspectives on Residential Social Justice Education

Monday March 31, 11:45 AM-12:45 PM
Marriott Ballroom 8
Presenters: Katie M. Sadler & Viraj Patel

Archie Bunker, privilege checklists, article discussions- we’ve done it all in training and community building year after year. Many of these tried and true activities, though valuable, do not include a focus on experiential knowledge and individual narratives, both of which are vital to achieving equity. In this session, two presenters discuss their innovative approaches engaging residents, RAs and professional staff in creating inclusive residential communities . We focus on three alternative pedagogical tools, including intergroup dialogue, Restorative Justice, and Theatre of the Oppressed.

Leveraging the Educational Potential of Contemporary Student Activism
Co-sponsored with the Commission for Administrative Leadership
Monday March 31, 6:30-7:30 PM
Indiana Convention Center – 235
Presenters: Laura Harrison & Peter C. Mather

Using case studies and preliminary research findings from the presenters’ study in progress on the topic, this program examines the role of learning in contemporary student activism. Presenters will discuss what attitudes, aptitudes, and practices enhance or inhibit students’ and administrators’ ability to capitalize on the potentially rich learning opportunities afforded by student activism. Audience members will have the opportunity to troubleshoot challenges and share best practices with regard to how student activism works in their specific campus contexts.

Unity Through Community: Joint Social for CMA, CSJE and SJTI
Monday March 31, 7:30-8:30 PM
Marriott Ballroom 9

CSJE Open Session
Tuesday April 1, 1:00-2:30 PM
Westin Indianapolis – Congress II

CSJE Open Session
Tuesday April 1, 2:30-4:00 PM
Westin Indianapolis – Senate 1

 

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