ASHA’s Board of Directors approved the Response to Racism position statement in June 2020:
ASHA explicitly condemns systemic racism and oppression, and the violent acts that took the lives most recently of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd—and so many before them. Read more.
In March 2021, ASHA issued a statement strongly condemning racism and violence against the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community.
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) strongly condemns the escalating violence against the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community, most recently manifested by this week’s mass shooting in Atlanta. Read more.
Theresa Rodgers, ASHA's Immediate Past President, provided an update on ASHA's plans and progress in addressing systemic racism in the communications sciences and disorders professions in September 2020.
ASHA has had a long-standing commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion as an association, for our membership, and for the individuals who make up the ASHA national office staff.
The Allied Health Workforce Diversity Act’s key provision was signed into law requiring federal resources to provide opportunities for and expand the diversity of future audiologists and SLPs.
See more ASHA Leader articles, ASHA Voices podcasts, and peer-reviewed research articles that address systemic racism.