In early June, the GSTA released a position statement and call to action in response to heightened racial injustices. Since then, GSTA Steering Committee members have written a series of blog posts for the GSTA Blog elaborating on the six action points described in the statement. Each of these blog posts focuses on two different action points and includes additional resources and ways to translate the action points in our classes and work on campus. We are pleased to announce that the final post in our blog series is now available on the GSTA Blog. We are grateful to the GSTA Blog editorial team for their support and feedback on these blog posts. Please check out the complete blog series via the links below.
The first blog post addressed the following action items:
● Decolonize your syllabi by including the work of scholars and psychologists from diverse identities and backgrounds.
● Discuss with students and colleagues how discrimination and inequity have shaped the field of psychology and the world around us.
The second blog post, addressed the following action items:
● Engage with students and colleagues across disciplines in activism to create change in your classrooms, institutions, and communities.
● Above all, be compassionate and supportive to your students, your colleagues, and yourself during these times.
The third blog post addressed the following action items:
● Create inclusive learning environments that celebrate diversity, do not tolerate discrimination, and embrace all voices and opinions.Adopt anti-racist and culturally responsive teaching and assessment practices.