Planning for Positive and Peaceful Campus Demonstrations
The heart of any rally is the cause or issue, and often the cause has had a personal and emotional effect on students. While some demonstration participants intend to raise awareness, educate and advocate for change, others may simply be angry, hurt, or feel they are in an “us vs. them” situation. Students may feel victimized or marginalized by responses to the protest or issue, especially if the responses come from campus staff, faculty or other students. Providing campus/off-campus resources for having difficult conversations and continued advocacy is important for students’ civic engagement, and also providing resources for students’ mental and physical health may provide critically needed support for these students in crisis.
Lend your voice to something bigger than yourself
The 2018 Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement Meeting (CLDE18), being held June 6-9, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency Orange County, in Anaheim, California, offers an opportunity for student affairs professionals, faculty, community partners, and students, to participate in discourse around the fundamentals of democracy and gain inspiration from our featured speakers to take back to your campus community. #CLDE18 will rejuvenate your passion for activating your students to be the change they want to see in the world.
APAHE 2018 Conference – Call for Proposals
Want an opportunity to present at the 2018 Asian Pacific American in Higher Education: Unfinished Business – Rise Up! Conference? This is your chance! The different types of programs that we are looking for are, but not limited too, individual papers, panels, and posters.
Reflections on the Relationships Between Identity and Agency
As Haste (2004) notes, “the individual actively constructs - and co-constructs with others - explanations and stories that make sense of experience to develop an identity [located] in a social, cultural, and historical context” (p. 420). The contextual and dialectical nature of identity development suggests that it is not only an active and relational process, but also one that is both ongoing and iterative. It is a process of becoming, rather than an objectively finite state of resolution, located in a space between where one finds oneself and where one wants to be. Such an identity is inextricably linked to, and reciprocally molded by, the public action it inspires one to take.
Congratulations to the 2017 NASPA Region VI Award Recipients
Each year, NASPA Region VI recognizes the outstanding contributions of individuals, groups and institutions who are transforming higher education through their dedication and service. Please join us in congratulating this year’s NASPA Region VI Award recipients, who will be honored at the Awards Luncheon at the 2017 NASPA Western Regional Conference in Hawai'i.
Round Table: Real Talk - Student Activism and Leveraging the Moment
Join in conversation with emerging and seasoned student activists and listen to stories of challenges and success. By amplifying student voices, let’s examine the relationship between the student’s perceived campus environment and their own social and political activity.