Hi Claudia, Mary-Frances, Andrew and all,
Do you know of any national Associations already engage in anti-racism campaigns locally?
In Australia the anti-racism pledge is: 'Racism. It stops with me'.
(Whilst this doesn't specifically refer to systemic racism, it does locate agency with each individual. Would this pledge do the job for OTs? Keen to hear your thoughts!)
Supporters of the pledge take action in different ways, with progress illustrated online: https://itstopswithme.humanrights.gov.au/publications/what-works
The OT Global Day of Service uses a similar approach of a pledge followed by mapping progress online:
So if the profession used an anti-racism pledge and hashtag, we may like to consider curating, mapping and publishing our progress each year.
Publishing progress could help us mark the UN day to end racism (March 21): https://www.un.org/en/observances/end-racism-day
The WFOT marks many international days so perhaps a page akin to those listed above could find a home within the current WFOT structure, website and communication calendar? I'd be happy to help if that were the case.
Thanks Mary-Frances for getting the thoughts on this going!