Hearing Our Elders

Stay tuned for the upcoming launch of the Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development’s Hearing our Elders series in 2016. As cited from the introduction to this special issue: “The purposes of this ongoing series are fourfold. First, to illuminate the lived experiences of elders on whose shoulders the Association of Multicultural Counseling and Development (AMCD), the JMCD, and the current generations of professionals spanning early to seasoned career stand. The second and related intent is to invite celebration around lives well lived, both in service to others and in their commitment and dedication to advocating for significant and, in some cases historic, causes no one person alone could take on. The best place to hide is in plain sight captures the spirit of the third purpose of this new series. Hidden within the complex co-existence of the self-focused and at the same time selfless lives that characterized our living legends are lessons learned, fresh insights and new ways of seeing the world. If vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others then visionaries included in this series are deemed Master artists. Fourth, for those generations who are to come, the Hearing Our Elders series provides a way to document the stories, and histories, of luminaries who have shaped our lives, the field, and the way we approach ourselves and our profession. The hope of the series is to provide a continued archive of such voices so that new voices have an understanding of the context that has preceded them” (Parham & Clauss-Ehlers, in press).