This campaign addresses the far reaching, all encompassing system of white supremacy and racism that exists in our governments, corporate and public workplaces, health systems and social services, prisons, schools, universities, therapy spaces, and public institutions. Racism exists in all social aspects of life, internalized within our communities, families, and within ourselves.

Where are the places you can push back against prejudice and discrimination? 

Below, you will find an incomplete list of ideas and actions intended to fight the system of white supremacy. Because oppressions are intersectional, some of these actions address cultural oppressions faced by other minority groups, including gender diverse and gender non-conforming people, LGBTQIA communities, religious minorities, as well as people who are targeted for their size, age, ability, socio-economic reality,and other forms of cultural oppression. This incomplete list requires your ideas, resources, and creativity.  

TABLE OF CONTENTS: 
This campaign will be carried out in 3 phases.  We have included a table of contents for your convenience.
PHASE 1:
1- Campaign Actions; 2- Cultural Humility & Clinical Work; 3- Intrapersonal Commitments; 4- Interpersonal Commitment
PHASE 2:
5- Art; 6- NADTA Actions; 7- Advocacy; 8- Holding Power Accountable; 9- Financial Actions; 10- Legal Action.         
PHASE 3:
11- Research; 12- For Professors/Educators & Supervisors; 13- For Parents/Caregivers
 
DIRECTIONS:
1- Fill in the demographic information below. All questions are optional.
2- Select actions that you are willing to commit to (you may already be engaging in these actions).
3- Identify actions that are not on this list to which you would like to commit.
4- Share additional resources to be posted on the NADTA Diversity Website.
5- Access resources to support your commitments on the NADTA Diversity Website  www.nadta.org/about-nadta/diversity.html
6- Optional, join a #DramaTherapistsAgainstWhiteSupremacy Support/Accountability Group to support and learn from each others' experiences.

The NADTA Diversity Committee will share the aggregate results from this campaign with members.

Disclaimer:
We acknowledge that for many reasons depending on who we are, and our current and past experiences of discrimination, exclusion, and/or other forms of trauma, we hold different privileges and are exposed to different risks when we do this work. Please participate in this campaign in a way that makes sense to you.

Research shows that talking about cultural oppression can cause discomfort, fear, and defensiveness in dominant social groups (Sue & Constantine, 2007).

We acknowledge that these difficult feelings can make it challenging to remain connected to the material (Frederick, 1995, p. 89) and we invite everyone to try to notice what is happening in your body as you read through this campaign. We also acknowledge, that people of colour and racialized minorities contend with racial oppression everyday. Research shows that racism causes chronic stress (Carter, 2007) and racial trauma (Bryant-Davis & Ocampo, 2006), and negatively impacts both physical and mental health (Sue, 2010). Police brutality, disproportionate incarceration rates, and other violence make racism a matter of life and death. Unjustly, people of colour are often expected to engage in a disproportionate amount of emotional labour around equity issues related to race and ethnicity.

Let's work together to create change in our work, our communities, and our organization. 

Please note that this data will not be used for publication.
DEMOGRAPHIC INFORMATION:
This information will be kept on a confidential NADTA server and it will help the Diversity Committee learn more about the cultural composition of the people participating in this campaign. It may also be used to support programming and outreach in the future.

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* Where do you currently live?

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* What is your professional status?

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* What is your age?

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* How do you identify racially and ethnically?

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* Do you identify as a person of colour or racialized minority?

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* Do you identify as a religious minority?

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* How would you describe your gender identity?

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* How would you describe your sexual orientation?

Section 1: CAMPAIGN ACTIONS

“When it comes to fighting against white supremacy, it’s not just what you stand for, it’s who you sit with. Conversations need to be happening in homes, at work, in schools, and in churches on equity, liberation, and how important it is to fight against hatred and bigotry when it shows itself.”   - Janaya Khan, co-founder of Black Lives Matter Toronto

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* I commit to (select all that apply)...

Section 2: CULTURAL HUMILITY & CLINICAL WORK 

Cultural humility is “a lifelong process of self-reflection, self-critique, continual assessment of power imbalances, and the development of mutually respectful relationships and partnerships” (Tervalon & Murray-Garcia, as cited in Gallardo, 2014). Here are some commitments to cultural humility which you may choose to engage in your own practice.

Resources to support you with each of these actions can be found on the NADTA Diversity homepage.

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* I commit to and/or have already committed to the following:

Section 3: INTRAPERSONAL COMMITMENTS

Resources to support you with each of these actions can be found on the NADTA Diversity homepage.

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* 3.1) As someone who identifies as a person of colour or a racialized minority my healing process may include but is not limited to (select all that apply)...

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* 3.2) As someone who identifies as a white person, my healing process may include, but is not limited to (select all that apply)...

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* 3.3) In addition to my personal healing journey, I commit to and/or have already committed to the following:

Section 4: INTERPERSONAL COMMITMENTS

Resources to support you with each of these actions can be found on the NADTA Diversity homepage.

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* I commit to and/or have already committed to the following: (select all that apply)...

FOR RESOURCES TO SUPPORT YOU WITH MANY OF THESE COMMITMENTS PLEASE VISIT THE DIVERSITY PAGE ON THE NADTA WEBSITE.

Thank you for taking the time to make our world a better, safer, and more just place.

By participating in this campaign you are standing with our members, clients, and communities who experience the trauma of racism and intersecting oppressions.
 

STAY TUNED FOR PHASE 2 & 3 OF THE  CAMPAIGN, these phases will focus on: 

PHASE 2:
Political Advocacy
Holding Power Accountable 
NADTA Organizational/Structure Actions
Financial Actions
Legal Actions
Using Art to Highlight Inequity & Celebrate Diversity 

PHASE 3:
Research
Commitments for Professors/Educators & Supervisors; 
Commitments for Parents & Caregivers
 

A special thank you to all the members who have shared content and editing support with this campaign. Please continue to share resources with us.
“To end racism, we must combat it everywhere it lives and thrives. We must confront it in ourselves, in our communities, and in our nation. No one person can do it all or do it alone, but we can all do things to help, and in doing so, work collectively to end racism” (Cole, 2018).
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* If you have feedback regarding Phase 1 (comments and suggestions are very welcome) please share it here. Alternatively, if you would like to reach out to the Diversity Committee directly please email diversity@nadta.org.

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