The North American Drama Therapy Association’s Cultural Humility, Equity and Diversity Committee (CHEDC) invites you to take part in our Racial Justice Dialogue Series.

Diversity Dialogues are community conversations about social equity concerns. A space for members to share concerns, improve practice and strategize for a more equitable future.


Although the most recent visible acts of white supremacy may be emboldened by a political administration rife with racial microaggressions and policies that target the civil rights of minorities including people of color, people with disabilities, immigrants, people with lower incomes, people with mental health challenges, Muslims and LGBTQ communities, white supremacy and institutionalized racism has been endangering communities of color, Indigenous people, religious minorities, and all racialized groups since our early histories of colonization and slavery.  

Today hate crimes are on the rise and due to the alarming rise in ethnic violence, the United States joins Burundi, Iraq, Ivory Coast, Kyrgyzstan and Nigeria to become the sixth country in the last decade to receive a formal early warning from the United Nations,. This early warning is the first step in a system of measures to prevent tensions from escalating into widespread ethnic conflict.  In Canada, the United Nations has declared serious concerns about systemic racism and non-governmental organizations are maintaining that Canada has “failed to comply with its international and domestic human rights obligations”.  

"Now is a time when no one can afford to remain seated or silent." (Dan Rather).

“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

Drama therapists, let’s make this happen.

Please sign up for one or more of the following racial justice dialogues facilitated by experienced creative arts therapists, psychotherapists, recent graduates and students.  With the exception of the CATs of Color dialogue, these dialogues will be held virtually allowing us to connect with fellow therapists across North America.  These calls are also open to fellow creative arts therapists and mental health professionals from diverse disciplines. Ten participants maximum per call. Registration is required.