Issues

Issues

Issues

We define community broadly and engage in communities of many kinds. Pieces are arranged topically and the list of issue topics is continually expanding.

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Blog: My Upcoming Plans to Decentralize Colonialism and Provide Space for Indigenous Ways of Knowing

Posted in: Anti-Racism, Environment, Rural Communities
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White cultural complexes can be embedded in non-profit organizations. “Sustainable” practices are often rooted in Indigenous knowledge. Indigenous cultures and their history of land-care need to be honored.

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Brief Report: Analyzing Radical Self-Care Origins and Community Self-Care Practice

Posted in: Marginalized Groups, Self Help | Tags:
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It seems very normalized for Black women to make ultimate sacrifices to personal health and wellness for the betterment of others. Heart disease, stroke, diabetes, breast cancer, cervical cancer, fibroid tumors, premature birth rates, sickle cell disease, sexually transmitted diseases, and mental health issues are killing Black women in the United States at disproportionate rates. […]

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The Great Replacement Theory: Linkage to The Possessive Investment in Whiteness

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How do we begin to make sense out of these continuous attacks on Black and Brown bodies in America? We can decenter whiteness and move equity and inclusion to the forefront. by dismantling conspiracy theories and ideologies that seek to destroy and harm.

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Using Storyboarding to Train School Staff to Deliver Mental Health Interventions

Posted in: Children, Youth and Families, Mental Health | Tags:
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Storyboarding can creatively engage families to share their experiences with mental health problems. Community-engaged tools such as storyboarding can be used to increase awareness and reduce stigma of maternal depression among staff training to deliver family-focused mental health programs in schools.

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Double-Edged Policy? Consequences of the COVID-19-Related Eviction Moratorium

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Eviction moratoriums like the one enacted during the COVID-19 pandemic may have different consequences on housing instability. More work is needed to develop policies to protect the unstably housed in cases of natural emergencies.

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The Community Psychologist Podcast Episode 4: Dr. Geraldine Palmer

Posted in: Marginalized Groups
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Dr. Geraldine Palmer joins TCP’s Dominique and Allana to discuss her work on the concept of cultural looting, covering the stolen Benin artifacts which are now in British museums. We hope you enjoy the conversation and find it informative! Listen Here: https://open.spotify.com/episode/5ZtAefEP1e970ObJkJDJEv?si=46e767ae21664f1c

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Dreams Assessment Model and Dreamandments Outline how Black Students can Thrive

Posted in: Anti-Racism, Education | Tags:
Community Researchers can drive transformative research methodologies to address racial justice. The Village of Wisdom guided new Community Researchers to develop a dream plan equipping community members with a set of tools to organize, advocate, and advance equity.

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Voices of the Youth Climate Justice Movement

Posted in: Blog, Environment
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How do youth view and categorize success? How do they deal with the burnout and frustration that inevitably comes when those most interested in changing the status quo have the least power to fix it? We explore questions regarding youth climate justice successes and challenges, posing them within an intersectional framework.

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Community Reclamation through Urban Gardening as a Liberatory Praxis

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Land reclamation can empower communities, reconnect people to land, and grow towards community liberation and autonomy. Communities are able to partake in revolutionary acts of autonomy and reclamation through the actions of physically reclaiming land in urban landscapes by eradicating colonizer plants with those plants that are Indigenous to their environments.

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Figure 1: considerations for pronoun circles based on student input and trans scholarship related to the practice, with quotations related to the experience described or references to further discussions of the topic.

Drawing on the Experiences of Trans Students to Inform Pronoun Disclosure in Higher Education Settings

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How pronouns are addressed can seriously impact a student’s well-being. I provide some considerations for how an instructor or mentor might approach pronoun disclosure with the goal of increasing comfort and decreasing coercion, based on the experiences of six trans undergraduate students who advised these recommendations through qualitative interviews and text submissions, and my own […]

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