From the Editors
Written by Dominique Thomas, Morehouse College and Allana Zuckerman, Mesa Community College
Hello everyone! We are excited to bring you the Fall 2021 issue of The Community Psychologist!
The Fall 2021 issue has another fantastic set of articles focusing on projects and work across the field. Below is a preview of the incredible work in the current issue.
- President’s Column (written before 9/12). Susan Wolfe discusses plans for the upcoming year including addressing the call to action, decolonizing the competencies and increasing the sense of community among members. Thank you Susan for your many years of service in SCRA!
- Council for Cultural, Ethnic, and Racial Affairs raises issues regarding the visibility of community psychology practice and provides a brief description of the newly published textbook Case Studies in Community Psychology Practice: A Global Lens (2021)
- International Committee discusses a collaboration between US and Indian researchers on a multilevel HIV/STI intervention in Mumbai, India
- Early Career Interest Group examines expanding community psychology in higher education and beyond, the role of CP in decolonizing psychology, and how the context in countries like Zimbabwe can be a potential space for CP to thrive
- From Our Members -features two articles on the topic of confronting and uprooting White supremacy. First through the interrogation of land acknowledgements and then through second order change in non-profit boards.
- Practice Council - features the work of community-practitioner Kayla DeCant and his experiences bridging her research knowledge and community practice
- Regional Updates from West Region on their biennial discussions and plans for Community Research and Action in the West (CRA-W) conference
- Research Council introduces the new 2021 Cohort of SCRA Research Scholars, Congratulations 2021 Scholars!
- Real Talk discusses the revolution of rest within academia, particularly for those with intersectional marginalized identities, looking at the example Black women athletes within sports provide on both the radical act and the cost of rest
- For the third episode of The Community Psychologist Podcast, we have a recording of our pre-conference workshop for the SCRA Biennial: Uprooting White Supremacy on June 14, The Community Psychologist: A Practical Guide to Decolonizing Knowledge Sharing. In the workshop, we provide a crash course on The Community Psychologist, discuss our push to update TCP to decolonize knowledge sharing, provide tips for submitting articles, discuss goals of Special Features, and hear from attendees about potential ideas for future TCP issues.
- This issue’s Reading Circle includes citations relevant to the third podcast episode of The Community Psychologist Podcast and the Real Talk column.
- Rural Interests share reflections from the Biennial including rural community psychology’s prominent representation
Dominique and Allana
TCP Editor and TCP Associate Editor