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This Saturday, June 19, we recognize Juneteenth, also known as Emancipation Day or Freedom Day, to celebrate the emancipation of people who were enslaved in the United States. We recognize, honor, and celebrate Juneteenth while continuing to fight for justice, equity, and liberation for Black communities.
National Indigenous History Month was established to acknowledge and honour the histories, heritage, and diversity of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis communities—a time to learn from and with Indigenous knowledge-holders and to recognize and celebrate the unique and diverse strengths, voices, and contributions of Indigenous peoples.
Pride Month honors the anniversary of the Stonewall Riots and the activists who have been instrumental in the continued fight for 2SLGBTQIA+ rights, visibility, and equality. It is also a time for the 2SLGBTQIA+ community to come together to celebrate diversity, uniqueness, self-affirmation, and self-expression.
We recognize and celebrate Jewish American Heritage Month and Canadian Jewish Heritage Month. It is a time to acknowledge, share, and honor the lives, achievements, and contributions of Jewish Americans and Canadians to the histories and cultures of the U.S. and Canada.
Vancouver Campus graduate Octavia Sampson, MCP ‘20, recently co-founded Afya Collective, a community organization to promote and advocate for the mental, social, spiritual, and physical health of Black women in Canada.
The month of May is recognized as Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in the U.S. and Asian Heritage Month in Canada – a time to honor and celebrate the lives, contributions, and diverse cultural traditions, identities, ethnicities and religions of Asian and Pacific Islander Americans and Canadians.
Olivia Kornelsen, a Vancouver Campus student in the Master of Counselling Psychology program, is working with Myiesha, Inc. to advance inclusivity and diversity in the mental health field by working with people from around the world to showcase their voices, skills, and talents.
Chicago Campus student Maria Guevara has spent the last eight years working at Lawndale Christian Health Center. Her work in health care has helped her realize the importance of mental health care and the need to treat the whole patient.
Online Campus student Daniel Merker shares his Social Justice Practicum experience at The Amarillo Museum of Art, where he worked with communities to create programs that build connections and advance social justice through art.
As Adlerians, we stand up against violence and oppression in all forms. Chicago Campus art therapy student Elisha-Rio Apilado shares her thoughts and artwork in response to recent acts of violence, police brutality, and hate crimes toward Asian Americans.