Pushing for Change Fielding Alum Monique Morris Has Used the Research Side of Social Justice to Create a Village of Care for School Girls of Color

2022-06-27T16:11:52-07:00

Monique Morris, Ed.D. When Monique W. Morris, Ed.D. ‘13 was in the sixth grade, she got into a fight. It wasn’t her first, but fighting at school made this time different. A classmate who had taunted her for weeks stepped on her shoe in gym class and refused to apologize. It didn’t matter that her opponent was taller and bigger, she grabbed the boy and flung him to the ground, the way she learned to do in her judo class. She could have been “pushed out” of school or arrested that day for fighting. Today, Dr. Morris said, [...]

Pushing for Change Fielding Alum Monique Morris Has Used the Research Side of Social Justice to Create a Village of Care for School Girls of Color2022-06-27T16:11:52-07:00

Black Student Association Presents List of Iconic and Influential Black LGBTQIA+ Individuals

2022-06-28T05:56:15-07:00

Similar to Former President Barak Obama’s Favorites of the Year on Instagram, the Black Student Association has come together to create the following list of iconic and influential Black LGBTQIA+ individuals. We encourage you to explore our suggestions and even come up with your own! Happy Learning and Exploring!

Black Student Association Presents List of Iconic and Influential Black LGBTQIA+ Individuals2022-06-28T05:56:15-07:00

Marie Fielder Medal for Social Transformation: Nominations Due August 1, 2022

2022-06-22T14:56:36-07:00

Each year, the Marie Fielder Center for Democracy, Leadership, and Education recognizes an individual that has made a significant contribution on the national stage to advancing the cause of social justice with the prestigious Marie Fielder Medal for Social Transformation.  Dr. Marie Fielder Past recipients include Dr. Walter Bumphus, President of the American Association for Community Colleges, Dr. Gary Orfield, Co-Director of the Civil Rights Project at UCLA, Dr. Patricia Gurin, Nancy Cantor Distinguished University Professor Emerita of Psychology and Women’s Studies at the University of Michigan, American labor leader Dolores Huerta, and social justice activist, writer, and [...]

Marie Fielder Medal for Social Transformation: Nominations Due August 1, 20222022-06-22T14:56:36-07:00

On the Occasion of Juneteenth A Time of Remembrance and Action

2022-06-27T16:16:14-07:00

On the Occasion of Juneteenth A Time of Remembrance and Action A year ago this month, the U.S. federal government officially declared June 19 a holiday in observance of Juneteenth. On that day in 1865, enslaved Black Americans in Galveston, Texas, learned from Union Army soldiers that the Civil War had ended and they were no longer legally enslaved. That news came late—two and half years after the Emancipation Proclamation was ratified on January 1, 1863. In 2021, the swift passage of bills that created the holiday did not allow time for Fielding to officially observe Juneteenth (a blend of [...]

On the Occasion of Juneteenth A Time of Remembrance and Action2022-06-27T16:16:14-07:00

An American Story: Drawing on the roots of an antebellum interracial Texas couple, Juneteenth speaker, graduate shares reasons to celebrate

2022-06-27T16:16:54-07:00

Nearly 40 years ago, business and community leader Beverly J. Dorsey Stevenson, Ph.D. (2013) learned about the abiding yet forbidden Civil War-era relationship between Edward Ruthven Taylor, the white son of a prominent Texas slave broker, and Ann George, a Black enslaved woman his family owned. Dr. Beverly Stevenson and her husband Major William Stevenson spent decades unearthing and protecting a little-known American story that was their own. [ALL PHOTOS: Courtesy of Dr. Beverly Dorsey Stevenson] The story was passed along via the couple’s great-grandson, Major William Stevenson Sr., whom Dr. Stevenson was dating at the time and who [...]

An American Story: Drawing on the roots of an antebellum interracial Texas couple, Juneteenth speaker, graduate shares reasons to celebrate2022-06-27T16:16:54-07:00

Inaugural Juneteenth Celebration: Save the Date and Register Today

2022-05-23T13:10:20-07:00

Defining moments in history remind us of the ongoing fight for freedom, justice, and equity. On June 19, 1865, in Galveston, Texas, the Emancipation Proclamation was announced, thus commemorating the end of Black enslavement in America. This profound event has become known as Juneteenth, Freedom Day, or Emancipation Day and serves as a time to commemorate the end of the heinous practice of chattel slavery.  Fielding Graduate University strives to be an equity-serving institution by acknowledging our shared histories and engaging cultural moments that represent the diversity of our Fielding community.  This year we host the Inaugural Celebration event. Our [...]

Inaugural Juneteenth Celebration: Save the Date and Register Today2022-05-23T13:10:20-07:00

Women’s History Month: Helping Children Thrive

2022-03-29T22:35:36-07:00

Clinical Psychology doctoral student and Black Student Association Recording Secretary Brianna J. Downey shares what inspires her work with children and discusses how she manages to balance studies and life. During Women’s History Month, our focus is on women providing healing and promoting hope. You have provided one-on-one developmental services to children and adolescents with developmental and behavioral barriers, such as Autism, Conduct Disorder, and ADHD/ADD. What do you find most rewarding by giving your time and energy to work with people who need it? Brianna J. Downey There are many aspects of my work that I [...]

Women’s History Month: Helping Children Thrive2022-03-29T22:35:36-07:00

Women’s History Month: Women Providing Healing, Promoting Hope.

2022-03-27T23:44:51-07:00

Clinical Psychology doctoral candidate and President of Black Student Association Tahlia Bragg on Black mental health and women who inspire her. Elevated stress levels are the new normal, it seems.  As a clinician, can you please describe what you see now in your patients, especially your female patients? Tahlia Bragg, President of Black Student Association Elevated stress is at an all-time high as we embark on year three of the pandemic. What I am observing most amongst women-identified patients is unrest within being stressed: they need to take care of others and urgency at a critical level to [...]

Women’s History Month: Women Providing Healing, Promoting Hope.2022-03-27T23:44:51-07:00

Rethinking Black History Month: Owning Black Excellence

2022-02-21T14:26:36-08:00

by Donica Harper Vice-President, Black Student Association Doctoral student, School of Psychology Black women have been fighting since the beginning of time to have their words, work, and value acknowledged. As the American Psychological Association (APA) moved into 2022, the organization published an apology acknowledging their minimization the voices of Black feminists, psychologists, and social activists who for the last 100 years to have heard and respected. (see APA Apology to People of Color for APA's Role in Promoting, Perpetuating, and Failing to Challenge Racism, Racial Discrimination, and Human Hierarchy in the U.S.) It's now time that the Black voices [...]

Rethinking Black History Month: Owning Black Excellence2022-02-21T14:26:36-08:00

The History of Black Psychology

2022-02-15T00:08:43-08:00

by Brianna J. Downey As the recent apology from the American Psychological Association for its complicit contributions to racism has proven, many of the societal and institutional underpinnings in America have been discriminatory toward African Americans in theory, policy, and practice. In the psychological realm, this imbalance was met with the formulation of Black Psychology. Also known as African Psychology, Black Psychology is a scientific field that primarily focuses on how people of the African Diaspora experience the world. Black Psychology emerged in the U.S. as the direct result of the conceptualization of Black people under Westernized notions in psychology. [...]

The History of Black Psychology2022-02-15T00:08:43-08:00
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