Taking Action

Creating Social Change through Strength, Solidarity, Strategy, and Sustainability
Rebecca L. Toporek and Muninder Kaur Ahluwalia
©2021, 202 pages

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    If you’re inspired to enact powerful and meaningful social change but don’t know where to start, Taking Action: Creating Social Change through Strength, Solidarity, Strategy, and Sustainability is the strategic, interactive guide for you!

    Drawing on their collective experience in career counseling, multicultural counseling, psychology, and social justice, authors Rebecca Toporek and Muninder Ahluwalia guide you through an exciting, four-principle approach that will jumpstart your personal and professional activism.

    The dynamic workbook helps you identify your personal strengths and resources, connect with others, and develop effective strategies to enact change, all the while encouraging self-care and care of those you love. Throughout, you’ll have extensive opportunities to build knowledge, reflect on your experiences, assess your abilities, and construct a plan that effects change. Step-by-step, this energizing guide helps you transform from a passive witness to an active participant and advocate for social change.

    Regardless of your personal background or experience, Taking Action will help you build a highly personalized approach to activism that leverages your strengths and focuses on the social issues you care about the most.

    Rebecca L. Toporek is a professor and department chair in the Department of Counseling at San Francisco State University. She earned her doctorate degree in counseling psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park. Dr. Toporek’s work focuses on multicultural training, privilege and oppression, social justice advocacy, antiracism, empowerment, and career counseling. She and her students partner with the Tenderloin Workforce Development Office to provide “One Stop Résumé” counseling through Project Homeless Connect. In addition, she is involved in a local community coalition to increase community dialogue and is working on several task forces on advocacy and community engagement.
    Muninder Kaur Ahluwalia is a professor and graduate program coordinator in the Department of Counseling at Montclair State University. Dr. Ahluwalia also works as a consultant to provide diversity assessment, trainings, and programming in higher education and organizations. Her work focuses on multicultural training, counseling racial, ethnic, and religious minorities, race and racism in higher education, and implementation social justice practices. Dr. Ahluwalia and her students also work within the university and partner with various organizations to promote civil rights and mental health awareness in marginalized communities.
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