The Transgender Day of Remembrance began in 1999, after Rita Hester, a trans woman and advocate, was murdered in Boston. Gwendolyn Ann Smith, her colleague and friend, organized a vigil to remember her and every person murdered and lost. She understood at the heart level that being a trans ally means we are human allies asserting that every person should live with full dignity. Every person should have full access to opportunity regardless of whether or not they fit within a dominant narrative.
You can make a difference to aspiring student affairs professionals by giving to ACPA’s #GivingTuesday Initiative!
From now until December 1st (#GivingTuesday) ACPA is collecting donations through this exciting initiative. #GivingTuesday was created to as a global day to give back and spread generosity.
Dear ACPA Colleagues,
Over the USA Labor Day holiday weekend, news regarding the possible termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program worsened. We now know that our seated US President has ordered an end to DACA and referred the issue to Congress under a six-month delay for implementation. We want to inform you of actions you can take to continue ACPA's and our Latin@/x network's long-tenured protest of DACA's repeal (see links at conclusion) and to convict Congress of the absolute need to keep DACA intact.
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
I want to take this opportunity to share some exciting information with you. I have partnered with ACPA—College Student Educators International to create a brand new training platform, COMPLIANCE U™. This platform will provide critical compliance-oriented law and policy training to student affairs administrators (and others) in a cost-effective way. Training modules in COMPLIANCE U™ are sequenced: each module provides essential information, offers opportunity for skill development, and is assessed.
ACPA Emerging Scholars Program 2018-2020
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According to the National Journal, "Bernie Sanders' education platform finds new life in the states." Download the Powerpoint slide, or right-click the image, save and share.
from the Coalition for LGBT Awareness (CLGBTA), June 2017
From the desk of Cindi Love, ACPA Executive Director
I am excited to be at the Community and Technical College Fly-In hosted by Downs Government Affairs. The event is for community and technical college presidents and senior leaders to hear from the Department of Ed, Health and Human Services, Labor, Commerce, Homeland Security and more about the new White House priorities for funding as well as the expectations for collaboration and leveraging assets in much more effective ways.