Dear ACPA Members -

I am excited to announce the Presidential Symposium on Racism, Recovery, and Racial Justice, co-sponsored by ACPA and ASHE and hosted by the USC Race and Equity Center, on 22 January, 2018. The on-site event at USC will take place from 10am-5pm PT, and the Live Stream Event will take place from 10am-2pm PT (1pm-5pm ET).

You may recall in my Presidential Address at 2017 Convention, I shared 5 goals during my tenure as President. The Presidential Symposium centers one of these goals--focusing on healing and self-care, as we work to take care of ourselves and heal in the midst of so much pain and oppression in the world. It also enables ACPA members to engage with us virtually, as we work to concretize the Strategic Imperative for Racial Justice and Decolonization.

I encourage graduate preparation programs and student affairs divisions to gather students and/or colleagues to watch the livestream. The virtual engagement experience will include discussion questions and other resources.

Registration is now open. Click here to register today! I hope you will make plans to join us in January.


Stephen John Quaye
ACPA President


10-10:50am: Welcome and moderated framing conversation among Presidents Quaye, Patton Davis, and Harper

11-11:50am: Stocktaking and sensemaking of racist incidents on campuses 

12-12:50pm: Self-care and healing in periods of racial stress and recovery from racial battle fatigue

1-1:50pm: Collective impact and coalition-building for racial justice

2pm: Live stream ends

2-3:50pm: On-site participants will engage in a coalition-building and sharing exercise 

4-5pm: Reception for on-site participants


ACPA/ASHE Member —  In-Person Attendee: $100

ACPA/ASHE Student Member — In-Person Attendee: $50

ACPA/ASHE Non-Member — In-Person Attendee: $200

ACPA/ASHE Student Non-Member — In-Person Attendee: $75

Graduate Programs and Student Affairs Divisions Livestream: $200*

All pricing includes curricular materials, discussion questions, readings, and other resources for every student and/or colleague participating in the virtual engagement experience. Each participating institution will be highlighted as a Presidential Symposium partner, which will include placement of their logos on the event materials and website.