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

School District Leaders as Agents of Equity and Public Education Futures

2022-06-24T13:49:08-07:00

by Zabrina Epps, Fellow, Marie Fielder Center for Democracy, Leadership, and Education. Abstract Purpose: This study examines education system leaders as agents of equity and future education systems by exploring their perceptions of themselves in the role. Methodology: The research employed in-depth, semi-structured interviews with seven superintendents throughout North America to obtain their perceptions of themselves as equity advocates and of possible alternative futures of their school districts. Findings: Six categories of leader agency (i.e., the capacities for intentionality, forethought, action, and reflection; Bandura, 2006) emerged from the narratives. Recommendations: Educational leadership training, certification criteria, and professional development should integrate [...]

School District Leaders as Agents of Equity and Public Education Futures2022-06-24T13:49:08-07:00

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

Women’s History Month Event: Honoring the Life and Legacy of Dr. Marie Fielder

2022-03-16T20:28:01-07:00

The Marie Fielder Center for Democracy, Leadership, and Education at Fielding Graduate University invites you to attend a Women’s History Month event honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Marie Fielder. The event will be on March 28 at 2 pm Pacific Time/5 pm Eastern Time. Dr. Marie Fielder Dr. Fielder devoted her career to promoting equitable education and justice. She facilitated interracial community dialogues in the aftermath of the Birmingham Church Bombings in 1963 and the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King in 1968 in an effort to de-escalate violence and promote community healing. During the 1970s, [...]

Women’s History Month Event: Honoring the Life and Legacy of Dr. Marie Fielder2022-03-16T20:28:01-07:00

The National Diversity Collaborative Certificate Program at Fielding

2021-12-16T18:22:20-08:00

The National Diversity Collaborative, Inc. has launched the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEI&A) Certificate training in partnership with Fielding’s Institute for Social Innovation (ISI). Dr. Bill White William White, EdD (2001), Fielding alum and CEO of the Collaborative, shared: “Building on Fielding’s scholar-practitioner model, the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility Certificate Program connects scholarly knowledge with practical application to support working professionals in the advancement of their DEI&A skills. Through our partnership with Fielding’s Institute for Social Innovation, we expect to produce 5,000 quality diversity professionals nationwide in five years.” The Collaborative serves organizations and leaders by [...]

The National Diversity Collaborative Certificate Program at Fielding2021-12-16T18:22:20-08:00

Dolores Huerta Fires Up Crowd at Session

2021-08-29T22:43:56-07:00

Icon receives Medal for Social Transformation Legendary activist and civil rights icon Dolores Huerta drew hundreds of people from both the Fielding and Santa Barbara community on Jan. 10, when she came to Winter Session to accept the university's Medal for Social Transformation. "You can make a difference, but you have to speak up and you have to be ready to sacrifice," Huerta told the sold-out crowd during a Q&A panel that included (L-R below) Santa Maria teacher Eunice Gonzalez, the daughter of farmworkers and a recent MA graduate of Brown University; Marcos Vargas, executive director of The Fund for Santa [...]

Dolores Huerta Fires Up Crowd at Session2021-08-29T22:43:56-07:00

Meet Our Fielder Fellows

2021-08-26T02:03:03-07:00

The Graduate Fellows of the Marie Fielder Center and their research projects Fielding’s Marie Fielder Center for Democracy, Leadership & Education selects current doctoral students to serve as Fielder Graduate Fellows. These individuals are selected through a competitive process from the university’s doctoral student body based upon the quality of their proposed research that is in alignment with the Fielder Center’s goals. Fielder Graduate Fellows typically serve for two years, during which they are engaged on a project that brings together their own research interests and the goals of the Fielder Center. Fielder Graduate Fellows receive research and grant development [...]

Meet Our Fielder Fellows2021-08-26T02:03:03-07:00

Patricia Gurin Receives Marie Fielder Medal

2018-07-31T15:22:05-07:00

Diversity advocate, educator honored for social justice work               Chicago, IL — On July 21, University of Michigan Distinguished University Professor Patricia Gurin, PhD, received the 2018 Marie Fielder Medal for Social Justice. She was honored by Fielding Graduate University’s Marie Fielder Center for Democracy, Leadership and Education for her professional dedication to social justice work, including advocating for diversity in higher education. The award was presented during Fielding’s graduation convocation in Chicago, Ill., following the university’s week-long national session, where students, faculty and alumni from all over the world gathered for workshops in leadership [...]

Patricia Gurin Receives Marie Fielder Medal2018-07-31T15:22:05-07:00
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