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Pitt alumni published an article about their student organization in OT Practice

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An article by Pitt alumni Spencer Sutter (SHRS ’22G) and Ashley Thompson (SHRS ’22G) about anti-racism within occupational therapy was published in OT Practice.

The alumni founded TransformOTive Justice (TJ) in 2020 — while they were students in Pitt’s Doctor of Occupational Therapy program — to evaluate how racism impacts occupational participation and health outcomes among Black people and other communities of color. They wrote about the student-led organization in their piece, which is titled "TransformOTive Justice: A Framework for Anti-Racist Advocacy in Occupational Therapy Practice," for the journal’s February edition.

TJ aims to critically analyze and dismantle oppressive systems in personal and professional settings by sharing resources, helping members develop activism skills and gathering faculty, staff and students for monthly discussions.