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Anti-Racist Task Force

Occupational Therapy

About the Taskforce

Our Department created the Anti-Racist Taskforce (ART) in 2020 to address oppressive practices and increase equity of underrepresented voices in our academic programs. OT students, faculty, and alumni are coming together to address changes in holistic admissions, inclusive curriculum, and student needs.

The NYU OT Statement on Anti-Racism 

Read the NYU OT Statement on Anti-Racism

ART Events

To see upcoming events hosted by the Anti-Racist Taskforce, please click the button below.

NYU Steinhardt Events Page

What is ART Doing?

The Anti-Racist Taskforce (ART) is an active coalition that represents all voices within our Department. ART meets regularly during the academic year to address departmental needs including, addressing student needs, improving holistic admissions, and connecting faculty to resources on inclusive curricula and classroom culture. In partnership with the NYU Chapter of the Coalition of Occupational Therapy Advocates for Diversity (COTAD), ART coordinates and hosts events that support our goals of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Current ART initiatives for Fall 2023-Spring 2024:

  • Implementation strategies for NYU OT mentorship program
  • Addressing issues of equity with OT honor society
  • Integrating foundational knowledge about health equity, social determinants of health, and disability frameworks in 1st year of curriculum

If you're interested in joining ART or the NYU COTAD Chapter, please click here to contact the Department.

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