A virtual event with SPSSI
Social Issues and Social Justice: How Can the Psychological Study of Social Issues Rise to Meet the Challenges of Our Present Moment?
Thursday, September 24, 2020 | 7:00-8:15 pm Eastern (4:00-5:15 pm Pacific)
Host and Moderator:
Dr. Stephanie Fryberg, SPSSI's Past President (University of Michigan—Ann Arbor)
Dr. Jennifer Richeson (Yale University)
Dr. Kevin Nadal (City University of New York)
Dr. Apryl Alexander (University of Denver)
Dr. Abir Aldhalimi (Marshall Fellowship)
About the event. On September 24, 2020, SPSSI hosted a 75-minute virtual event featuring the voices of psychology scholars, professionals, and scholar-activists. This event was moderated by SPSSI's Past President Dr. Stephanie Fryberg, who posed the question, "How can the psychological study of social issues rise to meet the challenges of our present moment?" Panelists included Dr. Jennifer Richeson of Yale University, Dr. Kevin Nadal of the City University of New York, Dr. Apryl Alexander of the University of Denver, and Dr. Abir Aldhalimi of SPSSI's Marshall Fellowship.
Why this event? 2020 has been a trying year for many people in the United States and around the world. We are experiencing a world-wide pandemic that has disproportionately affected marginalized communities. We are witnessing and participating in major protests against systemic racism and racialized violence. We are reckoning with the effects of policies that have adversely shaped the lives of immigrants and refugees. There is much that psychologists are doing at the forefront of these issue areas, and much more that we can be doing.