Art therapists value inclusivity and hold paramount the worth and dignity of all members of our communities. The Kansas Art Therapy Association stands proudly with those who gather across our state and the nation to demand justice for Mr. George Floyd, his family, and the Minneapolis community, as well as for the innumerable victims of police brutality across the country. In the United States, victims of police brutality are disproportionately people of color.

We echo the words of Governor Laura Kelly, "It's time that we listen to those voices in our marginalized communities, speak out against injustice and actively address the roots of these issues in our neighborhoods, our workplaces, and in our public institutions.