ACPA Statement of Solidarity with DACA and the Undocumented Community
To Members and Extended Family of the Alameda County Psychological Association,
We write this letter to express our unwavering support of the 800,000+ Dreamers and 11 million undocumented individuals across the country. We must resist the policies and rhetoric that perpetuate xenophobia, racism, and white supremacy. We must highlight the immeasurable talent and resilience of the undocumented community and seek every opportunity to affirm their humanity in the classroom, therapy room, and in our daily lives.
As psychologists, this season requires us to renew our commitment to the social justice tenants of our discipline. We are called to give of ourselves as clinicians, researchers, educators and healers –expanding our professional activities beyond counseling and therapy to advocacy and intervention at the community and policy level (Goodman et al., 2004). In our professional capacity, many of us currently serve undocumented students, community members, and those in mixed-status families. Understanding that allyship is a continuous process, we encourage our ACPA members to learn more about the undocumented community and the unique psycho-social stressors that may further inform our ability to provide culturally-humble care and service. We hope to partner with you all, our collective of local CPA Chapters, and community organizations to support the dreams of those who are Undocu and DACA-mented.
National Immigration Law Center
The Dream is Now Documentary
Naming It Podcast Episode 19: Dreaming of a Socially Just Immigration Policy
DACA Information (UC Berkeley Undocumented Student Program)
Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC)
LaMisha Hill, PhD
Director, Multicultural Resource Center
Office of Diversity and Outreach
University of California, San Francisco
Millberry Union West, MU123W
San Francisco, CA 94118
847-414-0442 (cell –for urgent matters)