White People Owning our Whiteness & Resistance

The ACPA18 Convention team reached out to colleagues to share their experiences with whiteness and engaging white supremacy in higher education and the field of student affairs. This post is part of a series of reflections and narratives engaging this topic as part of ACPA’s Strategic Imperative for Racial Justice & Decolonization. I am a […]

The Costs of Avoiding Discomfort: Addressing White Supremacy in Student Affairs

The ACPA18 Convention team reached out to colleagues to share their experiences with whiteness and engaging white supremacy in higher education and the field of student affairs. This post is part of a series of reflections and narratives engaging this topic as part of ACPA’s Strategic Imperative for Racial Justice & Decolonization. I wrestle with […]

Consider submitting a program proposal today!

This Friday, 8 September  is the deadline for all educational program proposals for the upcoming ACPA18 convention being held in Houston, TX 11 – 14 March.  It is not too late to consider submitting a program proposal and contribute to  the curriculum for ACPA18. Why programs? While there are different reasons members consider attending convention, […]

Y’all Means All: A Victory in Texas for Trans Texans

As the Special Session of the Texas Legislature closes, a sigh of relief echoes through the trans community. We have called, visited, marched, and fought for our very existence this season.  And we are thankful to members of ACPA-College Student Educators International who fought alongside us. As ACPA prepares to visit Texas for the ACPA18 […]

Texas is on the wrong side of history

Texas has become a “show me your papers” state.  Governor Greg Abbott signed Senate Bill 4 into law and it goes into effect September 1.  Already several cities are participating in a lawsuit against Texas so that their city can remain a sanctuary city.  I’m thankful that Houston is one of those Texas cities joined […]

Inclusion in convention programs: Language and behavioral improvement

Can you see what’s wrong with this sentence? If you regularly walk the walk of equitable and inclusive language, you may have recognized the error immediately. And if you truly engaged in an examination of the language in those first two sentences, you can stand up and give yourself a hand for identifying at least […]

Our bodies, our choice: ACPA Call to Action Against SB6

Last week, Texas Governor Greg Abbott has called a special legislative session. This means that, although the standard timeframe for passing legislation is over, he has called back all legislators in order to complete his discriminatory agenda.  One of the items on the agenda is the “bathroom bill”, also known as State Bill 6 (SB6), […]