ACPA18 Response to All Gender Bathrooms

ACPA aims to make all members feel included and safe throughout convention. As such, ACPA Convention designates several sets of restrooms as all gender restrooms. On Saturday, 10 March 2018, ACPA shared a space with another unaffiliated conference in the George R. Brown Convention Center. During the day, we were informed that several ACPA18 attendees […]

Words Can Lose Their Meaning

Diversity and Inclusion… I recognize I have privilege… Check your privilege at the door… I really want to be an ally… Let’s acknowledge whose voices are not at the table… Without a doubt, we have all used these phrases and heard others use them. Within the field of Student Affairs, these words and phrases are […]

The Pathology of Blackness: Shedding Light onto the Depths of the Sunken Place

The ACPA18 Convention team reached out to colleagues to share their experiences with racial justice 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. Flashback to […]

Expanding the Imperative to Include the Asterisk

ACPA18 Convention Planning team asked ACPA member Melvin Monette, Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians tribal member and President of Indigenous Education, Inc., to revisit his thoughts after writing a blog post for the ACPA17 Convention (check it out here if you’re interested) about the need to include Decolonization in our work with the Strategic […]

Overcoming the Fear of Being Called a Racist: White Student Affairs Professionals Working for Racial Liberation

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. “The lights are […]

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 […]

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 […]