The Rehabilitation Therapy Society Student Council at Queen's University— dedicated and spirited student leaders who operate in a collegial way to uphold and promote the needs of a diverse group of rehabilitation therapy students within a multidisciplinary Faculty of Health Sciences
Rehabilitation Therapy Student Society (RTS) Statement on Anti-Racism I am sure many of you have witnessed the movement sparked by the senseless and brutal killing of George Floyd and the protests around the world calling for justice. It has been long overdue for everyone to band together to change the status quo. Reflecting on and acknowledging our biases and learning how to challenge racism is essential to progress. We must strive to care for one another and have the courage and respect to fight against racism.
We can begin to accomplish this by uniting in protest, amplifying Black voices and experiences, and supporting organizations that are fighting for justice. Racial discrimination will not be tolerated and it is imperative that we speak and act against it. Every individual deserves the opportunity to live safely without fear of injustice, regardless of the colour of their skin. We, the RTS, support the Queen’s and Kingston communities in protesting against the injustice faced by the Black community. As a council, we are going to listen, learn, and commit to making a change.As future health care professionals we will stand together to challenge racism within the health care system.In the coming days and weeks, we will be transparent and update everyone regarding how we are taking action to fight against racism. There are many different ways you can show your support. Please take the time to research organizations that are involved in anti-racism work, and how you can start challenging the part you play in systemic racism and oppression of Black people. Below we have listed several key resources that will assist you in further educating yourself to help make a change. Resources: Queens Resources