Preliminary Conference Schedule

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Saturday, January 27, 2017

8:30-9:00 - Registration

9:00-12:00 - Pre-Conference Workshops

Session I, Barrett Center 

Challenging the Colonial and the "Import-Export" Model: Possibilities and Challenges, Serdar M. Değirmencioğlu

Colonizing Scientism: Social Darwinism, Eugenics, and Tortured Animals as Foundations of American Psychology, Oksana Yakushko

Session II, Room G

Decolonizing the Classroom: On Maintaining Mutual Dignity Through Radical Transformation, Amber McZeal and David Ragland

Session III, Room A

Pilgrimage: A Praxis of Co-Creating Decoloniality and a Framework to Construct Eco-Psycho-Social Movements: How do we remember what we've forgotten and how do we not forget what we've remembered? Gordon Lee and Ronia Auelua

Utilizing Compassionate Listening as a Capacity Building Approach for Building Decoloniality Through Exploring Racial Construct and Experience, Jonathan Rudow

12:00-12:30 - Informal pizza lunch for pre-conference participants

12:15-12:45 - Registration


Introduction to the theme of the conference, "Deconstructing Coloniality, Creating Decoloniality in Community Psychology," Mary Watkins and Nuria Ciofalo

An Invocation for Place, Samantha Gupta and Amber McZeal, Bardo Sisterhood
Introduction to Racial Justice Allies and Students of Color Guidelines, Pacifica Graduate Institute

Keynote Address

On Being a Community Psychologist in a Colony: A 500-year-old Decolonial Struggle, Blanca Ortiz-Torres, Psychology Department and the Institute for Psychological Research at the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus

Welcome from CRA-West, Greg Townley

Welcome from Psychologists for Social Responsibility, Ericka Mingo (with Gordon Lee, Hana Masud, Daniela Kantorova, Mary Pelton Cooper, Ian Hansen, Monisha Rios, and Brad Olson)


2:30-2:45 - Break

2:45-3:45 - Concurrent Sessions

Room A 

Symposium, Hugh Roland, Travis Moore, Ethen Pollard, Sarah Ansell, Amy Hilgendorf, "Deconstructing Coloniality within a Social Change Intervention: Envisioning an Emancipatory Community-Academic Partnership."

Room B

Symposium, Stephen Vodantis, Understanding Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Without Privilege or Prejudice: A Decolonizing Model

Jason Z. Kyler-Yano & Eric Mankowski, Asian American Men's Masculinity Ideology: In Their Own Words

Room G

Roundtable, Mariah Kornbluh and Danielle Kohlfeldt, Sharing Strengths and Struggles in the Classroom and Beyond: Results from the Teaching Community Psychology Survey


Roundtable, Kaela Farrise, Sylvie Taylor, Is Attending a Prestigious Private School a Gateway to Decolonization or Recolonization?


Symposium, Gregor Sarkisian, Susan Wolfe and Greg Meisen, The SCRA Consultation on Education for Community Psychology Practice: Did We Learn?

Meisen, Wolfe, Shahin, Lessons learned from the American University of Cairo, Egypt

Nuria Ciofalo and Gail Padilla, Reflections on the SCRA-CLE Consultation

Tom Wolff, Reflections on the Role of SCRA Educational Council in Building the Capacity of CP Programs

3:45-4:00 - Break

Room A 

Available to set up posters

4:00-5:00 - Concurrent sessions

Room A

Available to set up posters

Room B

Holly Brott, Deconstructing Myths around Homelessness

Holly Brott, Mariah Kornbluh, Jennifer Wilking, Susan Roll, Perceptions of Homelessness: Housed Individuals Attitudes Towards Homeless Populations

Lindsay Banks, Samantha DeCoster, Gary Incaudo, Christopher Jones, Katelyn Moorefield, Debunking the Myths of Substance Abuse and Homelessness

Emily Leickly, Greg Townley, Michael McDonell, Combating Myths about Substance Use Treatment for Individuals Experiencing Homelessness

Room G 

Symposium, Decolonial Transformations among Chicanx Youth, Men, and Communities, Romero et al

Cathy Gastelum, Sei Eun Kim, Christina Partida, & Andrea Romero, Middle School YPAR Results in Latino Students Achieving Higher Education: They Believed in Us!

Juvenal Caporale, Chicano and Latino Men, the Circle, and Healing: Creating a Decolonial Space

Gabriel Higuera & Andrea Romero, Breaking Down Silos in La Zona de Promesa

Room D

Symposium, Arcelia Águila Meléndez, Mario Chambor Chanabor, Chankin Chambor Chanabor, Regina Miranda Nuk, Ernesto Chankayun, Maria Esther Velasco Garcia y Marwilio Sanchez, Psicologías Indígenas Comunitarias: Una Demanda por los Derechos Indígenas y de la Tierra

Arcelia Águila Meléndez, Danzas, Cantos, Cestería, Sabiduría y Lenguaje sin Fronteras: Sanando las heridas profundas del Cuchumá

Mario Chambor Chanabor y Chankin Chambor Chanabor,Historia Oral y Teatro en una Comunidad Lacandona: Actuando por la Justicia Social y Ecológica

Regina Miranda Nuk, Esta es mi Selva Lacandona

Ernesto Chankayun, Maria Esther Velasco y Marwilio Sanchez, Jo'otik Ta Lum K'inal (Mayan Tzeltal)— To'on Yejer Ru'um (Mayan Lacandon)—Nosotros y la Tierra (Spanish)—We and the Earth


Symposium, Liberty Miller, Liberation of Information: How the Liminal Space of Occupy Created Conscientization

John W. Murphy, Karen A. Callaghan, Berkeley Franz, Community Projects and Significant Political Themes

Barrett Hall

Roundtable: An Invitation to Listen and/or Share Personal and Professional Experiences Relevant to Colonialism
Alice LoCicero, Gordon Lee, Serdar Değirmencioğlu

5:00-5:45 - Reception, Innovative Art and Poster Session (Room A) 

Innovative: Kamee Abrahamian, DYADS (stories¨ experiences¨ "imaginaries¨ and diasporic futurisms of Womxn queers from the SWANA region)

Innovative: Erin O'Halloran, "Liberating the Anima Mundi"

Cheyne Castroni, Dreams of Aina

Theresa Clearman, The Memory of Existence Speaking through Place: Listening to the Voice of Jaguar in the Pacific Northwest

Rachel, Hyman, Narratives of Political Violence, Relief Work, and Resilience: Perceived Risk

Rachel Hyman, Factors Affecting Humanitarian Personnel in the U.S.-Mexico Border Region

Samantha Kinkaid, Nepal, A Model for Inclusive Democracy

Ishtar Kramer, Racism in Academy

Danielle Macias, Counterstory Methodology to Decolonize Chicanx Class Rooms

Kativon Makary, John Nguyen, Alexandra Gomez, Leslie Delgado, Danielle Kohfeldt, "I was that well-intentioned white guy that was problematic as shit: Examining the role of relationships in anti-racist identity development among white activists

Alisa Orduna (on behalf of the Skid Row Community Improvement Coalition), THE SKID ROW REFRESH SPOT

Chenoa Siegenthaler, Fieldwork at an Indigenous Wisdom and Permaculture Convergence on the Pine Ridge Reservation

Elizabeth Sierra, Angela Stanger, Alicia Chavez, Danielle Kohfeldt, A geographic and demographic analysis of community psychology faculty and courses in the U.S.

Maryam Tahmasebi, Exploring the Experience of Personal Voice among Iranian women: decoloniality is not possible without women's voice included

6:00-7:00 - Dinner with themed dinner tables

7:00-8:30 - Town Hall Meeting

Breana Johnson and Latriece Clark, Structural Violence in the African Diaspora: Confronting Legal, Economic, Education, Social Policy, and the Colonial Agenda

Sunday, January 28, 2017

8:00-9:00 - Breakfast

9:00-10:00 - Concurrent sessions

Room A

Symposium, Renata Funke, Cultural Organizing as a Way of Accounting for Assets and Needs in a Bilingual Californian Town

Xochitl Castañeda, Research and Community Engagement to Address Migrant Health Issues

Room B

Symposium, Theresa Clearman, Deconstructing Adversity in Social Evolution: Correlating Wolves in Ecosystems with Shadow in the Human Psyche

Thomas Martinez, Spiritual Resilience

Robin Svenson, Settler Colonial Wilderness Myth

Room G

Noé Rubén Chavéz, Liberating Our Thinking from the Biomedical Paradigm: Working with the Next Generation of Health Scientists from Communities of Color


Symposium, Tarell Kyles, New World Era: Culture, Self-Determination, and the Resurgence of Black Power

Jamilah Iman Shabazz, Creating Decoloniality through Afro-Dominicanas' Resistance to Antihaitianismo and Blanquemiento

Marcella De Veaux, Creative Resistance and Self-Liberation: Breaking the Chains of America's Colonial Rule

10:00-10:15 - Break

10:15-11:15 - Concurrent roundtables and symposia

Room A

Symposium, Cheyne Castroni, Theresa Clearman, Jonathan Horton, Samantha Kinkaid, Ishtar Kramer, Thomas Martinez, A Community Narrative Approach in Decoloniality

Nuria Ciofalo, Marcia Alexander, Tara Atherley, Gail Jean Padilla, Robin Svenson, Reflections on Practice Competencies: Students as Agents of Change in Academia and Communities

Room B

Symposium, Andrea J. Romero, Jose M. Rodas, Maura Shramko, Bryant Valencia, Alexandria Pech, Rachel Gomez
Developing Critical Feminist Consciousness: Photojournal Methodology

Christa Sacco, Towards Psychologies of Community and Liberation with Sex Workers and Human Trafficking Survivors

Room G

Symposium, Madeleine Spencer, Ryan Smolar, Rachel Potucek, Decoloniality & Co-constructive Transformation of the Built Environment: Turning Spaces into Places

Spencer, A History for the Living.


Roundtable, Susan Wolfe, Coloniality in the Human Services Professions

11:15-11:30 - Break

11:30-12:30 - Concurrent roundtables and symposia

Room A

Symposium, Jen Wallin-Ruschman, Lisanda Masilela, Lebogang Nkosi, Sage Czelder, Claudia Suastegui, Creating an Undergraduate Community-Based Research Group: Learning through Conducting a Program Evaluation with the YMCA

Sherry Bell, Mariah Kornbluh, Jessica Ann Fernandez, Alexis Green, Christopher Jones, Katie Peterson, Krystal Tonga, Exploring Pathways Towards Sense of Community: Examining the Leadership Experiences of Latinx College Students

Room B

Symposium, Kate Sackett, Navigating Tensions, Holding Incommensurability: Resisting "Moves to Innocence" in Research on Restorative Justice Approaches to Intimate Partner Violence

Jenni Ambrose, Map Your Voice

Room G

Symposium, C. Hawkins Lewis, Proposal for a Paradigmatic Praxis: How to Position Indigenous Knowledge at the Center of Decolonial Community Psychology

Myriesha Barber, The Power of Art


Roundtable, Gregor Sarkisian, Sylvie Taylor, Susan Wolfe, Emma Ogley-Oliver, Mariah Kohfeldt, Utilizing Community Psychology Practice Competencies to Deconstruct Coloniality/Create Decoloniality in the Classroom and Beyond

12:30-1:00 - Lunch

1:15-2:15 - Concurrent roundtables and symposia

Room A

An Interactive performance/storytelling workshop, Alisa Orduña, Charles Mack, and Eddie Howard

What is Homelessness? Co-Creating a New Narrative for These Times

Room B

Gordon Lee, Ericka Mingo, Hana Masud, Daniela Kantorova, Mary Pelton Cooper, Ian Hansen, Monisha Rios, Mary Fabri, and Brad Olson, Psychologists for Social Responsibility (PsySR)'s Racial Justice Initiative: History, Present, and Visioning for the Very, Very Distant Future

Room G

Symposium, Shane Lapp and Ross Dionne, Decoloniality Through Human Centered Business


Emma Ogley-Oliver, Gregor Sarkisian, Mariah Kohfeldt, Celebrating academic and practitioner relationships in the SCRA West Region.

2:15-3:00 Barrett Center: Closing: Spiral Council