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We honor the contributions and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who has informed and inspired social justice and civil rights work since 1955 and continues to do so in the present through movements such as Black Lives Matter. Explore resources and find ways to observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day on January 18 through action within yourself, in your community, and beyond.
Adler University President Raymond E. Crossman, Ph.D., addresses this week’s events, including the lack of justice for the shooting of Jacob Blake, unprecedented community mobilization and voter registration in Georgia, and the violent storming of the U.S. Capitol building.
Marla Vannucci, Ph.D., Chicago Campus Associate Professor discussed the reality that drastic change in 2021 will not come in a short time frame, and shared coping strategies for managing uncertainty.
Pulling from her expertise as an educator and practicing family therapist, Chicago Campus Associate Professor Marla Vannucci, Ph.D., provides advice for coping with uncertainty, embracing change, and setting realistic expectations for 2021.
Expressing gratitude for the commitment and perseverance the Adler community, Dr. Crossman calls on students, faculty, and staff to take a restorative break and to “meet 2021 together with the dedication and resolve of Adlerians.”
Danielle Kokochak, M.A. ’20, shares a children’s story that has impacted her work as a socially just practitioner, and talks about the importance of planting the seeds of Adlerian values for a more inclusive society.
Ahoussi Manuel-Yvan René Ekpini, MPA ’20, congratulates his peers on the hard work and dedication that has led to their academic success, and discusses the importance of listening to each other, and working together as Adlerians.
Dominique Barnes-Walker, Ph.D. ’20, reflects on the challenges and opportunities of the past year and emphasizes the importance of being socially responsible practitioners who stand up against social injustices and inequities.
Adler University is honored to announce that social justice champion Marcie R. Rendon will address this year’s master and doctoral graduates at the 2020 Commencement Ceremony on December 6.
Adler University student Shelley Walker shares how the Emergency Response Scholarship Fund has helped support her and many other students facing financial challenges because of the COVID-19 pandemic.