Campaign for Equity: An Interview with the Co-Chairs of CWI

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Coalition for Women’s Identities Tuesday, August 28, 2018 Written by Chelsea Lyles I recently had the opportunity to interview Shanice Clarke and Kelly Schrader, Co-Chairs of the Coalition for Women’s Identities (CWI). Thank you, Shanice and Kelly, for taking the time to provide updates about the change in CWI’s leadership structure and your perspective on CWI’s fundraising efforts. CL: The CWI...

A New Year’s Revolution: Working with (white) Children Toward Social Justice

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Written by Dr. Mollie Monahan-Kreishman (she/her/hers pronouns) As the New Year approaches, many of us are considering what we might pledge to do in order to improve our lives. Instead of making resolutions this year, I’m proposing a revolution! Let’s pledge to work more intentionally with (white) children toward social justice. It might very well be our best hope for local and global equity in...

Dismantling Racism: Why Should Whites Care? An interview with Dr. Kathy Obear

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Written by Dr. Mollie Monahan-Kreishman I recently had an opportunity to interview Dr. Kathy Obear. Thank you, Kathy, for taking time to share your wisdom with the ACPA Coalition for Women’s Identities! MMK: Why should white student affairs professionals care about dismantling racism? KO: Whites are responsible to serve all students. We are shirking our responsibilities if we participate in the...

Updates from Mid-Year: Dismantling Our Privileged Structure

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The Coalition for Women’s Identities (CWI) Directorate Board recently met in Kissimmee, Florida for the annual Mid-Year Meeting to prepare programs and services for members leading up to the 2018 ACPA Convention . We want our CWI membership to know how we spent our time, and what we learned, accomplished, and plan to do moving forward. Although the CWI directorate gathers online monthly, Mid-Year...

Examining Our Past to Center Racial Justice and Decolonization in Our Present

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Welcome to the first CWI Blog post for 2017-2018. It still feels like the beginning of the year for me at a campus on a quarter schedule. This time has always struck me as one of infinite possibility. I am turning that feeling of hope to the work ahead for CWI as we embody and execute ACPA’s Strategic Imperative on Racial Justice and Decolonization. This means starting by examining uncomfortable...