Online Events

SCRA offers a number of online events including webinars and Twitter chats. Please see below for more information.

Webinars

SCRA runs a series of webinars on topics relevant to community psychology and related disciplines. Click here to watch recordings from past webinars.

Please refer to the information provided below to join a webinar unless specified otherwise. We recommend, if possible, that you join the webinar through the web access link so you can see presenter materials and to better help with the discussion.

Upcoming Webinars

Web Access: https://zoom.us/j/375758797 
Phone Number: 1-408-638-0968 
Meeting ID: 375 758 797

December 6th at 12pm (Eastern) 

Please RSVP to Tom: tom@tomwolff.com

Unlocking Excellence: Advancing Postsecondary Success for Boys and Men of Color through Policy and Systems Change with Christine Robinson

Conversations that raise your practice game promoRobinson is a Senior Advisor, Consultant, and President of Stillwaters Consultation. She has worked for decades designing, implementing, and evaluating systems and policies that enhance outcomes for historically marginalized communities. Robinson has consulted with numerous foundations, federal, state, and local governments, and nonprofit organizations. Her work consistently engages Christine community voice, systems, and policies, and builds upon individual, organizational, and systemic assets. During this call, Robinson will discuss her most recent project, focusing on postsecondary persistence and completion by men and boys of color. Through a community psychology lens, Robinson will outline a national demonstration project which examines how municipalities, nonprofits, and postsecondary education stakeholders in five metropolitan areas, Detroit, Newark, Los Angeles, and Oakland, have worked in distinctive ways and with unique populations of male students of color.

Robinson will outline:

  • The value of completion of higher education to boys and men of color, as a way to unlock human potential, ingenuity, opportunities, increase earning power and facilitate more profound contributions to their families and communities.
  • Rejection of the dominant, deficit-based narratives, suggesting that male students of color are "broken," "unprepared," or have "low skills," and that "personal failure" is the cause of low graduation rates.
  • Briefly review a national demonstration that critically examines the quality of educational experiences and contextual factors, shifting the focus to how institutional systems, policies, programs, and practices can facilitate or hinder educational pathways.


Click here for access information and prior conversations.

Twitter chats

CLICK HERE to review past #CommPsychChat Twitter chats.

New to Twitter or Twitter Chats? 

Just search for #CommPsychChat to follow the conversation and join by including #CommPsychChat in all of your tweets and replies. That will help to ensure that your tweets get through to the live feed for the chat, so that everyone can see them.

Open dialogue is what we are aiming for! In order to guide the conversation, Twitter chats follow a Q1/A1 format. So, tweets and replies in response to Q1 should start with A1, responses to Q2 should start with A2, and so on. 

Resources:

See how Twitter can act as a useful tool for information exchange among professional communities!

See why scientists should tweet (Barncard, 2014Bonetta, 2009), and how Twitter can aid our goals for social change (Rachel West; Taylor Scott & J’Vonnah Maryman (PDF file download).

To get oriented to Twitter use, check out Twitter as a Tool for Social Change (PDF file download).

You can find a handy Twitter Chat FAQs.