Encountering and Overcoming Resistance to Social Justice in Practice

This episode covers a range of school-related social justice issues occuring in diverse communities, addressing resistance to social justice advocacy efforts or practices, and engaging in challenging conversations related to privilige. This podcast can also be downloaded to your computer or mobile device.  

Meet the Participants

Dan Florell (Host)
Dan Florell, PhD, NCSP, is an Associate Professor at Eastern Kentucky University and the NASP Online Communication Coordinator and Historian.
Follow Dan on Twitter: @schoolpsychtech

Liz_webElizabeth A'Vant (Facilitator)
Elizabeth Rose A’Vant, MA, C.A.G.S., is a practitioner in the Providence Public School Department (RI) and volunteers for NASP as chair of the Multicultural Affairs Committee and co-chair of the Social Justice Task Force.
Send an e-mail to Elizabeth: lizavant@cox.net

Charles_webCharles Barrett (Facilitator)
Charles Barrett, PhD, NCSP is a school psychologist with Loudoun County Public Schools.
Follow Charles on Twitter: @cab5397

Elvina Charley (Guest)
Elvina J. Charley, MA, EdS, is an Indigenous School Psychologist Practitioner serving youth and families on the Navajo Nation, also NASP Cochair Indigenous American Subcommittee of the Multicultural Affairs Committee (MAC).
Follow Elvina on Twitter: @ElvinaCharley

Chad_webChad Ablang (Guest)
Chad P. Ablang, NCSP, is a school psychologist in the San Francisco Bay Area and a co-chair for the Multicultural Affairs Committee.
Send an e-mail to Chad: Chad@K12psych.org

Monica_webMonica Oganes (Guest)
Monica Oganes, Ph.D., is clinical director of her group practices in Miami and Orlando and volunteers for NASP as the Latino Co-Chair of the Multicultural Affairs Commitee and a member of the Bilingual Interest Group Leadership Team.
Follow Monica on Twitter: @DrMonicaOganes 

Tracey_webTracey Scherr (Guest)
Tracey Scherr, Ph.D., NCSP, is a Professor of Psychology at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and Co-Chair of the Children in Transition subcommittee of the NASP Multicultural Affairs Committee.
Send an e-mail to Tracey: scherrt@uww.edu

Related Resources

Social Justice Lesson Plans
Two lesson plans were formulated by NASP's Social Justice Task Force and are intended to guide conversations and activities related to race and privilege. While each lesson plan is designed for the school context, they may be modified for use in other settings.

Suggestions for Facilitating Challenging Conversations
These suggestions aim to provide additional guidance on the preparation, initiation, and facilitation of such activities, especially those related to race and privilege.