IMPORTANT: See below for event details -- please note you must register for each panel you plan to attend. A Zoom link will then be emailed to you.
Mainstream psychology continues to privilege and promote the interests of the majority, in particular those in Western, Educated, Industrial, Rich, and Democratic countries (WEIRD). The call for a decolonial turn in psychology has gathered momentum over recent years along with greater reflection on how the field reproduces and reinforces systems of oppression including social, racial, economic, and ecological injustices.
This graduate student-led conference will bring together researchers and clinicians to answer two main questions: (a) How can we redress and resist the asymmetrical distribution of power within psychological science, research, training and practice? (b) What steps do we need to take to give voice to those who are marginalized within the field, in particular those outside of the West, and incorporate their knowledge and expertise to create a more holistic discipline? In addressing these questions we will discuss the history of decolonial psychology, how colonialism has shaped the field of psychology, and how we can incorporate decolonial methods into clinical and academic work to move towards personal and collective emancipation.
This conference is being offered for free! We ask that you pay it forward by donating to one of the following organizations:
Flex Dance Program is an arts education non profit that is designed to encourage positive growth through artistic expression. It offers a mentorship program for at-risk young, including young people in secure detentions.
Ancient Song Doula Services provides quality doula services to women of color and low income families. The organization is committed to providing mothers with the resources they need to make healthy choices in their lives, and do advocacy work to address health inequities in marginalized communities.
New Immigrant Community Empowerment (NICE) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of vulnerable and precarious immigrant workers in New York with a focus on day laborers, domestic workers, and newly arrived immigrants