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Social Justice
Graduate School Faculty
Educational Leadership for Change faculty member, Four Arrows, has a chapter in From Education to Incarceration. His story is a fictionalized composite of true case histories regarding the school to prison pipeline and its consequences for American Indian (Lakota) children. Find it here.

Jean-Pierre Isbouts edited Fielding's first monograph which provides an overview of Social Change in the Modern Workplace, based on the research of several faculty and students. Read more.

Women in Leadership Event
Over 350 attended the Women in Leadership: Motivations, Experiences, and Reflections on April 8th in Santa Barbara. Anna DiStefano moderated an engaging conversation between US Secretary for the Department of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, Director of Education at the Folger Library Peggy O’Brien, and President of Fielding Graduate University Katrina Rogers. Read More.
Graduate Students
At Summer Session, several students took a fieldtrip/workshop called “City of Big Shoulders: Chicago and the Search for Social Justice.”
Human and Organizational Systems (HOS) student Susan McVicker wrote an article published in the Journal of Indigenous Research. Read more.

HOS student Teresa Harrison-Strong was named Associate Investigator for the Department of Defense's Military Suicide Research Consortium (MSRC), for a research project titled, Toward A Gold Standard for Suicide Risk Assessment for Military Personnel.

The dissertation of Jolyn JB DePriest explores the role of religion in the discrimination and bullying of LGBT individuals and their lived experiences. Read more.

Anita Polite-Wilson used action research to introduce young adult African American women to concepts related to career success. Read more.

The dissertation of Vijaya Siddalingappa addresses diversity competency in trainees. Read more.

Transition House
At Winter Session 2014, Fielding students and faculty visited shelters and low-income housing projects to learn how Santa Barbara addresses homelessness. Read more on field trip and evening symposium.

Graduate School Alumni
Elementary school principal and alumna Rachel Clark Messineo (MA-CEL '08) was invited to the White House to receive Presidential Arts funding for her school. Read more.

Monique Morris, EdD, (ELC '13) received the 2014 Champion for Youth Award from the East Oakland Youth Development Center and a certificate from the CA Assembly.

Cheri Gurse, PhD (HOD ’13) gave a presentation at National Session to enhance our expertise and understanding of ourselves as social justice educators specifically working across difference. Watch the video.

Melissa Michaels
(ELC ’06) recently returned from working in Uganda and South Africa with highly diverse groups of people dedicated to building bridges and a sustainable future across divides of all kinds.

2014 Social Justice Award Presented to James A. Banks

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