Black Lives Matter Blog

A Message from CHRL

Over the last few months, we experienced the spread of COVID-19, social distancing, shutdowns, stay-at-home orders, and the recent killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Nina Pop, Tony McDade, Rayshard Brooks, Riah Milton and other stories that have...

A Message from CSGI

BLACK TRANS LIVES MATTER The loss, hurt, and sadness our Black trans siblings have experienced at the hands of both interpersonal and systemic violence must be addressed. We need to challenge what safety looks like for Black and Brown bodies. Most importantly we must...

What does Juneteenth mean to me?

19 June 2020 Juneenth (also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, or Cel-Libration Day) is celebrated annually on the 19th of June, in remembrance of 19 June 1865 when federal orders were read in Galveston, Texas by Union Major General Gordon Granger that slaves in Texas...

Message from the Commission for Career Services

From our Directorate Board: First and foremost, ACPA’s Commission for Career Services sends its deepest condolences to the family of George Floyd as they, along with the entire country, mourn his tragic and unnecessary death. We stand with those who demand justice for...

Working Out/Through

June 8, 2020 “To be a Negro in this country and to be relatively conscious is to be in a rage almost all the time,” James Baldwin, during a televised interview in 1961. “Let us be enraged by injustice, but let us not be destroyed by it,” Bayard Rustin, from his essay...

A Note from CCPA Leadership

We want to take a moment to thank you for all the ways you show up. The last few months have proved a deluge of uncertainty, stress, loss, grief, discouragement, exhaustion, frustration, and deep pain for many of our members. In the wake of furloughs, hiring freezes,...

SCCPA Statement of Solidarity with Black Lives

Most of us can admit that 2020 has been an unprecedented year, and not the way we wanted to ring in a new decade. Over the last few months, our world has been shattered with the spread of COVID-19, physical distancing, and stay-at-home orders. Despite having to endure...

I am racist | Florence M. Guido, Ph.D.

I am racist. I learned to be racist and anti-Black from my family. I have spent most of my life learning how to be anti-racist. I know this because I am white. My immigrant grandparents spent much of their lives in southeast Texas, where Black people lived in...

Statement from the ACPA Foundation

The ACPA Foundation stands in solidarity with all who seek a more just and equitable world, starting with our college and university campuses and the Black Lives Matter movement. Institutional racism is real, and we support the ACPA members, particularly our Black...

Truth Hurts | Eboni Zamani-Gallaher

There has been an uprising across America with protests against police brutality and murder of unarmed Black youth, men, and women at the hands of white cops and civilians. The February killing of Ahmaud Arbery shot to death while jogging by white civilians, the March...

Statement of Support RE: George Floyd | NAIC & ISAN

  To our communities: Our hearts are heavy with the tragic loss of George Floyd’s life due to action taken by members of the Minneapolis Police Department. This incident of injustice violates the basic human and civil rights of Black people in America and exposes...

I Will Be Better | Dean F. Kennedy

Morning ACPA Community, I wish I could have started this post with "Good Morning" but there is little "good" about recent times. Living during an unprecedented pandemic (for those currently alive) is challenging, we are ALL painfully familiar with the toll this takes...

Getting Proximate to the Grief | Laura Arroyo

1 June 2020 Over my career, I have sat in spaces with many people in moments of grief. From counseling to housing, these professional experiences have often kept me proximate to pain felt from grief and loss. In these moments people are living through their hardest of...

In Solidarity & Action: A Message from Chris Moody

31 May 2020 I am angry, I am afraid, and I am frustrated. But my rage, my fear, and my weariness can in no way compare to the pain and suffering that Black people experience on a day-to-day basis in the United States and in many places across the world. The murders of...

Reflection – Moses Davis

I’m sitting with this…this feeling of sadness and anger. Yet again, my blackness has given another individual enough fear to take an innocent life… Those who know me well know that I show up in love. Even when it gets hard, I try. But I need to address something....

The beginning of the Black Lives Matter Blog

It is hard to find the right words to express the anger, grief, and sadness many of us are feeling today. Alton Sterling and Philando Castile are now counted among the 509 people who have been killed by police in the United States in 2016. As student affairs...

Reflection – Crystal White

I watched the footage maybe 4-6 times last night. I then drank a glass of wine and I went to bed at 9:30 p.m. I share those details because that isn't my typical pattern. I just shut down. I don't want to be silent yet I don't know what words will do. I have a...

Black Lives Matter Resources

Below is a growing list of resources related to the Black Lives Matter movement. Please check back regularly for updates to this list. #blkSAPblackout List of Resources https://docs.google.com/document/d/1G9iGnw36kZC7gFINmqKxKmxfiJvY8DRKU1BN43NhKt4/edit FREE BOOKS in...