But we reject the false equivalence of saying that because there is dishonesty and demagoguery on all political sides, why not support someone from the outside? Trumpism is qualitatively different. To repeat: Trumpism undermines the core of American democracy by promoting the idea of a single leader who will bring greatness to the nation by battling Those People. Democracy requires personal and collective agency so that we can work together across differences to solve problems and develop a shared way of life. Psychotherapists must be firmly on the side of democracy and work in solidarity with groups directly threatened by current and future versions of Trumpism. This work does not end with the election. The wake-up call has been received. Our first response is this manifesto. More to follow.
With 15 years of coaching experience under his belt, Joyner joined the University of California UCLA in Los Angeles' track and field staff as an assistant coach/women's jumps coach from 1999 to 2003. "Al Joyner brings to our program world-class experience and recognition in the jumps, both as a competitor and coach," said Jeanette Bolden, UCLA's women's head coach. "I have known Al since 1983. I have always found him to be an extremely hard worker who is enthusiastic and very knowledgeable about the jumps and sprints. Joyner has also worked with a host of professional players from the NFL, NBA, MLB, and Soccer. He was the sprint & jump coach for the 2005 USOC Paralympics team in Helsinki, which won 16 out of the 30 medals the USA team won. In 2005 he joined the USATF/ USOC coaching staff and became the full-time USOC high performance jump coach in 2007. He lives in Chula Vista, California .