Our Pledge Against Injustice (steps we need to take)

Specifically, we pledge to:

Actively work to oppose racism and unjust practices,  Look for applications of psychological knowledge to create change,  Consider important intersections of race, class, gender, ability, and sexual orientation when looking at any psychological or mental health problem,  Promote empathy and understanding for marginalized groups, Question the status quo,  Examine our own biases and attitudes to increase our own awareness and that of others,  Address and challenge all oppressions,  Encourage respectful dialog,  Find ways to take action, such as doing the research to learn and educate others, and speaking up,  Do what we can to make a difference in the lives of others and even more so, others who are not just like us, through advocacy and social action, Center others, especially those most marginalized, in all that we do. 

  ** We reserve the right to add or change this pledge to reflect ongoing learning and understanding.