Students | Faculty+Staff | Chicago | Online | Vancouver | 10.14.20
Facilitator: Johannil Napoleon, LPC, ATR-BC
Adler Student Government Diversity and Inclusion Officer
Panelists: Adler University Latinx Students
Colorism is an issue of diversity that is too often overlooked. With so much professional diversity competency catered to white audiences, there is little space to discuss colorism among BIPOC professionals and students. As you may know, colorism is a facet of white supremacy culture that impacts how we experience our education, the way we experience our professional community, and the way we work with our clients. Too many of us in mental health are unaware of this subject, and thus they are unaware of its complexity and toxicity.
You will learn about the history of colorism in the Latinx community and hear Adler Latinx students’ personal experiences with colorism. The ASG and Hispanic/Latinx Student Association believe that this will be an invaluable panel discussion, especially to the BIPOC members of our community, and hope it will offer a brave space for us to engage in meaningful dialogue about how colorism perpetuates white supremacy culture in our community.