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Diversity Advocacy Committee

Mission Statement

The Drexel University Diversity Advocacy Committee (DAC) aims to (a) create an environment that embraces all facets of diversity within the Department of Psychology, and (b) increase opportunities for understanding the many factors that contribute to the experience of all persons and promote social justice within the Department of Psychology and the broader community. In line with this mission we strive to:

  • Increase representation of diverse faculty and students.
  • Promote greater integration of diversity-related issues, perspectives, and voices in all aspects of graduate training.
  • Assess and communicate students’ diversity-related experiences to faculty within the Department of Psychology.
  • Provide a collaborative forum to engage in discourse related to diversity both within and outside of Drexel University.
  • Create opportunities to engage with the broader community in order to achieve shared goals related to mental health, social justice, and diversity.
  • Work with faculty to utilize culturally-relevant content and coursework (i.e readings, topics, case examples).

Current and recent projects and events hosted by the DAC

  • Open Forum on Police Brutality, Black Lives Matter Advocacy, and COVID-19 (6/2020)
  • Building Clinical Competence with Sexual Orientation and Gender workshop presented by Dr. Cyndy Boyd, PhD (4/2020)
  • Addressing the Enigma of Stigma: A panel discussion about the presence and experience of stigma in underrepresented communities, including Autism Spectrum Disorder and Tourette’s Syndrome (11/2019)
  • Building Bravery: A two-part interactive discussion focused on building greater competency in discussing challenging issues of diversity (3/2019; 06/2019)
  • Little Stones documentary screening and moderated discussion (5/2019)
Diversity Advocacy Committee at Drexel University Psychology
(Left to Right): Monica Martinez, Diane Dallal, Molly Split, Martina Azar, Keisha April, Jeanne McPhee, Mina Ratkalkar, and Ali Hartman. Not Pictured: Jennica Janssen, Rebecca Williams, Fareshte Erani, and Vicky Grunberg.

Graduate Student Diversity Resources at Drexel

Additional Diversity Resources

APA Office of Ethnic Minority Affairs (OEMA)

Organizations/Listservs

Grants/Fellowships/Funding Opportunities

Conferences

  • National Multicultural Conference and Summit (NMCS) - Biannual
  • Society for the Psychology of Culture, Ethnicity, and Race (APA Div 45) Conference - Biannual

Leadership

  • American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS)
  • Committee for the Advancement of Racial and Ethnic Diversity (CARED)
  • Committee on Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity (CSOGD)
  • The Society of Clinical Psychology (APA Div. 12)
  • Section 4 - Clinical Psychology of Women
  • Section 6 - Clinical Psychology of Ethnic Minorities