Who are we?!
We are a group of Regis DPT students in the Class of 2020 who focuses on building awareness, accountability, and activism related to social justice issues in our profession and beyond. To this end, we 1) organize, promote, and attend related educational events on and off campus, 2) foster conversations with our class on issues of diversity and social justice, 3) hold ourselves and our university accountable for acting in alignment with our social justice values, and 4) partner with other groups and organizations to promote social justice in our profession and beyond.
Each semester we want to focus on one aspect of diversity.
This semester is all about how to get involved. Because you have no excuse to not get involved!
“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?'” -MLK
Here’s what to look forward to from our committee:
- Panel/Speaker: MARCH 16th, 12-12:50pm PCH 315
- Kaitlynn Jones (Speaking about her work with Diabetes prevention in the African American community and racial disparities in healthcare. See the Facebook event for more info https://www.facebook.com/events/551602681892034/)
- Spanish Lunches: applying foreign language acquisition and practice to clinical skills and management. Bi-weekly.
- We will be working with the Ministry Committee to put on an event focusing on learning, acceptance, spirituality and appreciation. Date TBD
But WAIT there’s more!
Since we are all super busy, we have collected some links to sites to keep you up-to-date on what’s happening around our local community and nation as well as the field of physical therapy.
Together Colorado http://www.togethercolorado.org/
“Together Colorado is a non-partisan, multi-racial, multi-faith community organization that unlocks the power of people to transform their communities through community organizing. Comprised of 150 congregations, schools and clergy & faith leaders from Pueblo to Fort Collins, we are working together to put human dignity at the center of public life in Colorado.”
APTA Colorado http://www.coloradophysicaltherapists.org/
“The Colorado Physical Therapy Association is to advance physical therapist practice delivery through innovation, collaboration, advocacy and service.”
Denver Action Medic Network https://www.facebook.com/damn2017/
“Denver Action Medic Network (DAMN!) is a group of trained & experienced street medics who are ready to support our communities’ well-being, safety & health”
Colorado Criminal Justice reform Coalition http://www.ccjrc.org/
“Founded in 1999, the Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition (CCJRC) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to eliminate the overuse of the criminal justice system and advance community health and safety. We are people convicted of crime, survivors of crime, and the families and allies of both. We advocate and organize for public safety strategies that are more holistic, effective and just.”