From the Editors
Written by Dominique Thomas, Independent Scholar and Allana Zuckerman, Mesa Community College
Hello everyone! We are excited to bring you the Summer 2021 issue of The Community Psychologist!
We hosted a pre-conference workshop for the SCRA Biennial: Uprooting White Supremacy on June 14, The Community Psychologist: A Practical Guide to Decolonizing Knowledge Sharing. We wanted to provide a brief crash course on The Community Psychologist and discuss our push to update TCP to decolonize knowledge sharing. We will provide tips for submitting articles and discuss the goal of Special Features. Workshop attendees will have the opportunity to pitch ideas to the TCP. Examples will be provided. The session will be recorded and shared as episode 3 of The Community Psychologist Podcast.
Here is another fantastic set of articles focusing on projects and work across the field. We want to provide you with a preview of this summer’s issue.
- In the President’s Column, SCRA President Bianca Guzman writes her outgoing column and discusses the incoming diversity equity inclusion accessibility consultant team upcoming special issues in the AJCP and JCP. Thank you for your service!
- Council for Cultural, Ethnic, and Racial Affairs discusses their special issue in GJCPP, Racial Justice and Anti-Racist Praxis
- Critical Community Psychology Interest Group provides overview of the year, goals for the future, and announces a knowledge exchange to increase scholarly impact and inform everyday praxis: forcing a connected critical community psychology.
- Early Career Interest Group continues with part two of the conversation on digital access in underserved/resourced communities
- From Our Members
- Op-ed on exploitation of indigenous peoples through climate change “solutions”
- Adapting Social-emotional learning for virtual settings during COVID-19
- How higher education can support immigrant resistance against oppression
- Community based collaborative effort to reduce loneliness for Latino older adults
- International Committee discusses mental health interventions for graduate students
- Rural Interest Group examines the healing power of nature
- Self-Help and Mutual Support Interest Group concludes the 3-part series with Carol Randolph, founder of New Beginnings
- Student Issues focuses on the stigma facing students with learning disabilities and inclusive classroom practices
- Living Community Psychology. Gloria Levin features TCP Editor Dominique Thomas.
- We recorded the 2nd episode of TCP podcast; our guest was Alesha Bond, graduate student at Georgia State University. Real Talk will be a preview of our discussions around mentoring and student organizing. This issue’s Reading Circle includes citations from our podcast episode.
We hope you enjoy this issue!
Dominique and Allana
TCP Editor and TCP Associate Editor