Category: Equity & Inclusion

Celebrating Black History Month and Beyond

The impact that the Black community has had on the world is immense and impressive and should be celebrated and showcased every day of the year.  Below are a variety of ways that you can participate in Black History Month in February and continue to celebrate and support Black Americans

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Photo of Dr. Shannon Chavez-Korell, PhD

Condemning Domestic Terrorism, White Supremacy, and White Nationalism

Dear MSP Students and Colleagues, I am disgusted and pained by the domestic terrorism and racist mob violence our country witnessed on Wednesday at the U.S. Capitol. This attempted insurrection, led by individuals carrying Confederate flags, erecting gallows, displaying racist and anti-Semitic words and symbols, and parading White power symbols

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Cultural Competency Conference: Proposal Deadline is Approaching!

The Cultural Competency Conference (CCC) is an annual conference presented by MSP’s Student Engagement team, the Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity Alliance (IDEA), and the Psi Chi Chapter at MSP. Students, psychologists, and members of the public are invited to attended. This year’s conference will be held virtually on May 7, 2021 and

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President’s Perspective: Diversity & Inclusion Update

President Fran Brown wrote to the community with an update on what has been accomplished on diversity and inclusion at MSP during Fall semester. Dear Students, Faculty and Staff, As we wrap up the fall semester and the year 2020, I want to take a moment to share information on

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DeAndre Lipscomb, MA

MSP Board Member Reflection: Black Lives Matter

At MSP, we understand the importance of diverse perspectives to strengthen our community. We’re proud that our MSP Board of Trustees brings together diverse clinical psychologists, business administrators, and nonprofit leaders to lead our Institution’s ongoing growth and renewal. The following blog was written by Board Trustee DeAndre Lipscomb, who

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Lee Bach, PhD - psychology associate

The Timeliness and Timelessness of Existential Concerns

MSP Core Faculty member Lee Bach, PhD wrote this Anti-racism statement to read in her Existential class in the MA program. Dr. Bach agreed to share her message with the wider community. In light of current events that painfully illustrate horrific abuses of power against people of color, unprecedented abuses

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Psychology Associates Zalapi Diane

Letter to MSP Community

On June 15, 2020, MSP Vice President Diane Zalapi wrote the following letter to the community. Dear MSP Community: I am sickened and outraged by the killing of Rayshard Brooks on Friday evening by an Atlanta police officer. I keep coming back to this not in disbelief because, as we

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Community Conversations: Racism Pandemic

Over the last several weeks and months we have witnessed an onslaught of heinous racial incidents and a disproportionate number of cases/deaths related to COVID-19 in communities of color – all of which are occurring within the context of day-to-day racism in our country. On June 1, MSP President Fran Brown hosted

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The Pandemic of Racism

Dear MSP Community, I apologize for not reaching out to you sooner about the heinous racial incidents that the media has covered over the last few weeks. I have struggled with what to say, searching for the right words and ultimately reconciling with the fact that there are none. Every aspect of

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