Counselor Education Commitment to Social Justice

 What can you do to support social justice?

  • Be compassionate. Listen with an open heart
  • Challenge your own biases and recognize racism
  • Participate in dialogue - speak up
  • Educate yourself
  • Collaborate with organizations and groups working toward positive change
  • Contact your local, national elected (your state representatives) officials
  • Complete the 2020 Census
  • Exercise your right to vote

In a gentle way, you can shake the world.” - Mahatma Gandhi

Recommended Resources

Recommended Books


  • How to Be Less Stupid About Race: On Racism, White Supremacy and the Racial Divide by Crystal Fleming
  • White Awake: An Honest Look at What It Means to Be White by Daniel Hill

Some others:

  • White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo
  • Race and Racisms: A Critical Approach by Tanya Golash Boza
  • So, You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
  • Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness, and the Politics of Empowerment by Patricia Hill Collins
  • The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein

And a must:

  • Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America by Michael Eric Dyson
  • It is my belief that when we value others for their uniqueness and differences, then we enhance the possibilities for our children and ourselves. To me, that is what community is truly all about—when it is practiced and realized in our daily lives with those we love and with those we have been taught to fear.” - Lee Mun Wah

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