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The
Community
Psychologist

Volume 52   Number 3 Summer 2019

From the Editors  Dominique_Thomas.jpgSusan_Wolfe.jpg

Susan M. Wolfe, Susan Wolfe and Associates, susan@susanwolfeandassociates.com and Dominique Thomas, University of Michigan, tdominiq@umich.edu

Once again, even though they were all busy preparing to attend the SCRA Biennial, our column editors and members came through with another interesting and thought-provoking set of articles. As TCP editors, we are grateful for the time and effort everyone put in to share with the SCRA membership. Now, we hope everyone isn’t completely worn out after the Biennial and still has the energy to read all these great contributions!

We begin this issue with a statement prepared by members of CERA in response to the New Zealand shootings. In addition to voicing SCRA’s support for and solidarity with the people of Christchurch, New Zealand, this statement includes a call to action for SCRA members to speak up against violence, white supremacy, and Islamophobia. As community psychologists, we cannot stand by and ignore the impact of white supremacy, from every day microaggressions to acts of terror. By virtue of our values, we are obligated to speak out and act against them. We would like to ask all SCRA members to read this and take time to think about what you can do to combat racism, Islamophobia, racial violence and injustice, and white supremacy at the individual and systems levels.

For our Special Feature, we sent a shout out to the 2018 and 2019 award winners of the Best Dissertation in a Topic Relevant to Community Psychology, Emory L. Cowen Award for the Promotion of Wellness, Early Career, and Mentoring. We asked them to share something about the work they did, their experience, or any other topic they would like to write about. Five of the eight winners submitted columns and we are excited to share them with you.

We hope everyone has a great summer and enjoys reading this issue of TCP. Please feel free to email us at tcp@scra27.org and let us know if you loved it, hated it, or want to share anything else with us.

Susan and Dominique