CSJ January 2019 Updates

Day of Learning

Counselors for Social Justice is hosting a Day of Learning symposium for graduate students, licensed professionals, and others in the community interested in counseling diverse populations. Topics covered will include undocumented issues, police use of excessive force, working with transgender clients and their families, white fragility, and more. The symposium is free and all are welcome to attend. RSVP for the Day of Learning here.

Details: Day of Learning Saturday, March 9, 2019 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. LBJ Student Center 601 University Drive San Marcos, TX 78666

Learn More and RSVP

If you require accommodations due to a disability in order to participate, please contact the Office of Disability Services at 512-245-3451 at least 72 hours in advance of the event.

Join Us

CSJ is meeting on Sunday, February 10, at 3 p.m. at Wake the Dead Coffeehouse in San Marcos.

If you want to learn more or volunteer for our Day of Learning, want to join a social justice conversation, or just want to know what we’re all about, please email amw240@txstate.edu or join us at this Sunday’s meeting. All are welcome.

Community Events

  • Black History Month: Mama’s Kitchen – Thursday, February, 14 at 12 p.m. (until food runs out) in the LBJ Student Center. RSVP here.
  • LGBTQIAA+ Training by Student Allies of Texas State – February 15 in the LBJ Student Center. Register here.
  • 2019 Womxn of Color Retreat – February 15-16. View the events here.
  • African American Women Sexual Violence: Risk, Resilience, and Response: talk by Dr. Carolyn West – February 14 at 5:30 p.m. in the LBJ Student Center, Room 3-14.1.

Social Justice in the News

Recommended Reading, Listening, & Watching

  • What We InheritNPR’s Code Switch Podcast: The story of one family’s struggle to end a toxic cycle of intergenerational trauma from forced assimilation by getting back to their Native Alaskan cultural traditions.
  • The Gymnast Who Went Megaviral – Slate’s What Next Podcast: UCLA’s Katelyn Ohashi wowed the internet with a viral video of her college gymnastics floor routine. As Ohashi’s star rises, the U.S. women’s gymnastics program is imploding. Fans of the sport wonder: What is the price of being world-class?
  • Texas State University’s Title IX Policies – Read up on Texas State University’s policies and your rights regarding Sexual Misconduct.
  • The Hate U Givebook by Angie Thomas: A 16-year-old attends an upscale private high school, but back home she lives in what she calls “the ghetto.”  The division of these two worlds begins to blur when she witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood friend by a White police officer. This novel deals honestly with police violence and racial and class issues, among other sensitive topics other authors shy away from.

Do you have feedback or any podcasts, articles, videos, or books you’d like to recommend that we share? Email Anna Whitney at amw240@txstate.edu.

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