Democracy Requires That We Be Brave Enough
While in Washington, DC, recently for a national convening examining student democratic engagement during the election, a Ginsberg Center staff member attended a Supreme Court hearing. As Justices Ginsburg and Sotomayor in particular raised questions, the ways in which our identities are shaped and politicized came into focus. The fate of a man’s life was being considered by Justices whose personal and constitutional views were undoubtedly shaped by their own lived experiences. And yet, they asked thoughtful questions, considered context and listened to understand, with a willingness to negotiate where they stood on the issue.
Navigating Your First Professional Conference Alone
Going to professional conferences can be refreshing, a chance to focus on your growth, a needed step away from your day to day, and a reenergizing experience, but they can also be tiring, filled with anxiety, and challenging.
Reflecting on my NASPA IV-WE Experience: Candice Sewell
In the fall of 2016, I was awarded a scholarship for the NASPA IV East-West regional conference. During my time at the conference, I gained a lot of insight about the profession and career advancements within the field of Student Affairs.
Going Green at #NASPA17
As we all prepare for the upcoming NASPA Annual Conference in San Antonio, the Sustainability Knowledge Community would like to share some environmentally-friendly action steps that can be taken before and during your conference experience.
Reflecting on my NASPA IV-WE Experience: Candice Cadena
I had the opportunity to attend the joint 2016 Region-IV NASPA conference in St. Louis, MO. This was my first time attending a regional conference for the NASPA organization. I have been to a couple of the national conferences before and often found myself overwhelmed with all the sessions that were offered, as well as how spread out the sessions tended to be. However, that was different at the regional conference.
Neutrality in a Time of Question
In 2002, late historian Howard Zinn authored the book You Can’t Be Neutral on a Moving Train that summarizes Zinn’s life and struggle as both an educator and advocate for social justice.
History is a journey and as a person who exists in the movement of this journey you can either go along with the ride as events unfold themselves, sitting on the passenger seat gazing out the window or you choose to act as the journey unfolds. The 2016 election of Donald Trump left many #SApros in a time of question as values such as inclusion, diversity, and equality appeared to be defeated by the results of the election. NASPA sent out an email to the Student Affairs field along with webinars being organized to discuss the climate and support of students who are in the trenches of our institutions.