Two graduate students in Augusta University’s College of Education counselor education program are coordinating a new peer-led community designed to provide support to Black, Indigenous and students of color.
Knowing the profound impact of racial injustice and COVID-19 on Black and brown communities, Student Counseling and Psychological Services is extending additional support to AU’s Black and brown students.
Our Voices Matter is a peer-led community designed to give students of color a safe space to connect and share experiences. The virtual community was created and co-facilitated by counselor education graduate students Marquietta Green and Randy LaMons. They are working in partnership with Traci Weston, a licensed counselor from SCAPS.
Participants maintain the following rights:
- You have the right to respect.
- You have the right to privacy. We won’t talk about each other’s stories outside of the virtual community.
- You have the right to your opinion. Everyone has a place to speak and be heard, with understanding, not judgment.
Our Voices Matter is not intended to be a substitute for therapy. These conversations might bring up intense thoughts and emotions. If you need further support, the SCAPS team of mental health professionals is available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday to help students experiencing crises or emergencies.
Please call 706-737-1471, or visit SCAPS offices on the Summerville or Health Sciences campuses. After hours, please call the 24/7 Georgia Crisis & Access Line at 800-715-4225.