About this project
This website was developed as a project from students in Psychology and Social Justice Activism, Psychology 897, Spring 2018, University of Massachusetts Boston, under the mentorship of Dr. Karen Suyemoto.
The project was designed to reach out to and support activists of color, as they engage in difficult actions and conversations to eradicate racial injustice. The course in which this project was created works to explore the meanings, dynamics, and applications of social justice activism, including empowerment and advocacy.
About the Authors:
Lorraine Alire: I strongly identify as biracial, bicultural (Asian/Latina) woman of color. As a woman of color and growing activist, I am learning that there are both emotional and physical costs of resisting and challenging racial injustice. I am a doctoral candidate in the clinical psychology program at the University of Massachusetts, Boston.
Anna Ying: I identify as a biracial, bicultural (Asian/White) woman of color. And as a person of color, activism burnout feels personally relevant to me. Lastly, I'm a doctoral candidate in the clinical psychology program at the University of Massachusetts, Boston.
Kaitlyn Gorman: I identify as a white, Jewish woman. As a white woman, I feel it is important to support activists of color in the fight for racial justice, and work to dismantle the systems of racism we live in. I am a doctoral candidate in the clinical psychology program at the University of Massachusetts, Boston.