A quarterly publication of the Office of Ethnic Minority Affairs (OEMA)
September 2013 Download Issue (PDF, 584KB)
This issue highlights OEMA’s observance of National Hispanic Heritage Month and activities at the APA Annual Convention in Honolulu.
In This Issue
- Former Sen. Daniel Akaka gives keynote address at CEMA’s invitational breakfast at the APA convention
The theme of the event was “Health Disparities and the Impact of Health Reform on Native Hawaiian Populations.”
By Stefanie Reeves, MA
- Legislative update
Updates on the Minority Fellowship Program, the Health Equity and Accountability Act and other issues related to ethnic minority psychology.
- A testament to resiliency and rainbows
Div. 35, 45 and 17 host an educational enrichment event celebrating Hawaiian culture at the APA convention.
By Wendy M. K. Peters
- Does the APA Ethics Code work for us?
Members of ethnic minority psychological associations examine the APA Ethics Code’s relevance to people of color.
By Gayle Skawennio Morse, PhD, and Art Blume
- Keeping diversity and social justice front and center
Moving toward increased diversity in APA’s governance structure.
By Helen A. Neville, PhD
- The James Jones Conversation Hour: The Trayvon Martin tragedy
Div. 45 reflects on Trayvon Martin case during APA convention.
By Luis A. Vazquez, PhD
- Complicating the narrative on Trayvon Martin
In light of the Trayvon Martin case, Div. 51 discusses ways to confront beliefs, values and attitudes that perpetuate racism.
By Christopher T. H. Liang, PhD, Sam Wan, PhD, and Jennifer Primack, PhD
- Race Always Matters
First post on Delaware — DiversityUS blog, and the importance of honest dialogues about race.
By James M. Jones, PhD, and Thema Bryant-Davis, PhD
OEMA highlights recent honors, awards and achievements.
- Upcoming conferences and meetings
Annual Rural Behavioral Health Conference, Clinical Psychology of Ethnic Minorities symposium, Third Biennial APA Div. 45 Research Conference and others.
- Publications on ethnic minority affairs
Asian American Journal of Psychology, new blog on diversity, Chicana/Chicano mental health and Healing of the Canoe curriculum trainings.
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