Action Plan

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As students, educators, and healthcare professionals, we believe in the capacity for meaningful growth and healing. We also understand the benefits of creating concrete goals. Therefore, we include here a list of immediate and long-term actions to strengthen our department’s commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion by initiating and sustaining action in the areas of Anti-Racism Training, Admissions, Recruitment, Inclusion/Support, Curriculum, and Communication and Organization.

As individuals within our respective communities and as a collective Department of Communication Disorders at UMass Amherst, we are committed to taking these first steps together to promote anti-racism, diversity, and equity in the long-term within our department, university, and local community.