Our Voices Matter student peer support group returns this fall

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Augusta University Student Counseling and Psychological Services will host the return of the Our Voices Matter peer support community for Black and brown students this fall.

SCAPS continues its support of counselor education graduate students Marquietta Green and Randy LaMons, who are providing a safe space for Black and brown students to come together weekly on Microsoft Teams to discuss current events and build connections while giving and receiving support amid a nationwide racial reckoning and global pandemic.

Meetings will take place at 2 p.m. Mondays starting Sept. 13. The expectations of participants include:

  • Listen carefully and treat each other with respect.
  • Each person gets a chance to talk.
  • One person talks at a time. Don’t cut people off.
  • Speak for yourself. Don’t try to speak for others or for “your group.”
  • If you feel hurt by what someone says, say so and say why.
  • It’s OK to disagree.
  • Don’t use names if you talk about someone who is not in the group.
  • Some of the things we will talk about in this group will be personal. Unless we all say it is OK, we will not talk about each other’s stories outside this group.
  • Be aware of the time, as we will start and end on time.

For more information, call 706-737-1471 or email Traci Westin.

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