The North American Drama Therapy Association’s Cultural Humility, Equity and Diversity Committee (CHEDC) invites you to take part in our Racial Justice Dialogue Series.

Diversity Dialogues are community conversations about social equity. A space for members to share concerns, practice and strategize for a more equitable future. 


The NADTA recognizes an ongoing pattern of laws and policies throughout North America targeting the civil rights of marginalized communities across axes of race/ethnicity, ability, class, gender and sexuality, and religion. We also recognize that white supremacy and institutionalized racism have been systematically endangering communities of color, Indigenous peoples, religious minorities, and all racialized groups since the beginning of colonization and slavery on Turtle Island. 

“When it comes to fighting against white supremacy, it’s not just what you stand for, it’s who you sit with. Conversations need to be happening in homes, at work, in schools and in churches on equity, liberation and how important it is to fight against hatred and bigotry when it shows itself.”   - Janaya Khan, co-founder of Black Lives Matter Toronto 

With this context in mind, the NADTA holds regular diversity dialogues facilitated by creative arts therapists, psychotherapists, recent graduates and students.

With the exception of the CATs of Color dialogue, these dialogues will be held virtually allowing us to connect across North America.  These calls are also open to creative arts therapists and mental health professionals from diverse disciplines. 

Past calls have included discussions surrounding the impact of COVID-19, the #BlackLivesMatter Virtual Protest, and a PRIDE: Queer 365 event.

Please check the NADTA Events page as well as your email for updates about future events. And if you have an idea for a diversity dialogue, or a topic you want to facilitate, please email [email protected].

Racial Justice Dialogue & Equity Calls: Dates & Descriptions