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Johnson, K.R.,  Kirby, A., Washington, S., Lavalley, R., Faison, T. (2022). Linking antiracist action from the classroom to practice. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 76. http://www.doi.10.5014/ajot.2022.050054

Drs. Johnson and Lavalley
Dr. Khalilah Johnson and Dr. Ryan Lavalley

Abstract: In the wake of sociopolitical movements to address health inequities and race-based violence in the United States, there have been calls to take up antiracist practices in the occupational therapy profession. This call aligns with Vision 2025 and requires intentional dialogue and instruction on racism and antiracism, beginning in occupational therapy academic programs. Although it is important to engage in discussions on racism and antiracism, it is equally imperative that members of the profession take action to ameliorate the consequences of racism. In this column, we argue for the need for occupational therapy educators to take immediate action. We provide specific recommendations and strategies to broach these topics, examples of classroom activities, and practical approaches for translating these skills to fieldwork settings. Continued work is needed to establish robust policies and practices to ensure that all occupational therapy program graduates enter the workforce prepared to promote health equity through antiracism. (Copyright © 2022 by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.)


Division of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy Annual Ethics Lecture

On May 10, 2022, Dr. Linn Wakeford delivered the 2022 Ethics Lecture, entitled Ethics, Equity, and the Politics of Recognition.

Click here for a PDF that includes both slides and transcript.