At the time of this writing I have had the pleasure of serving the Alliance for Massage Therapy Education in two capacities. This post will focus on the EDI taskforce. (Check out my conference-planning commission contributions here.)
The AFMTE asked for a group of massage therapy educators to meet and advise the board on equity, diversity, and inclusion.
Over the course of several months I was able to participate in the following ways:
- Group wordsmith
- Assisted in creation of the charter for the taskforce, subject to board approval
- Assisted in the final list of recommendations for the BOD
- Assisted in the creation of qualitative research questions regarding equity, diversity, and inclusion to be added to the member survey, subject to board approval
Currently this project is in the wrap-up phases and awaits the results of the future survey.
Update 12/16/2020: https://www.afmte.org/equity-diversity-inclusion-task-force-update/
Once things are finalized and approved I intend to write more about my experiences with the task force.