GATHER Lab Racial Equity & Diversity Statement

Anti-Racist Statement 

The unjust treatment of Black Americans and people of color is a public health crisis and this pervasive societal problem has deep roots in our country. The GATHER lab at Washington State University affirms its commitment to recognizing, addressing, and eliminating these roots across the entirety of the life course. We, as individuals and as a group, commit to the examination of our implicit bias, the use of our privilege to denounce institutional, systemic, and individual racism, and the use of an anti-racist lens within our research, instruction, service, and personal endeavors.

Other relevant statements

Gerontological Society of America – Aging Researchers Call for Inclusion, Justice and Equality

Society for Prevention Research – SPR and NPSC Statement Condemning Racism (PDF)

WSU Human Development- Call to Action: To End Racial Injustice and Violence

WSU Vancouver- The Time is Always Ripe: Realizing Racial Equity and Justice at WSU Vancouver

WSU Vancouver Resources- Equity and Justice Resources 

Anti- Asian Violence Statement

The increasingly prevalent violence toward Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPI), exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, is a public health crisis. Here at the GATHER lab we condemn the violence, racism, sexism, and ageism facing the AAPI community. We, as individuals, and a group, commit to using our privilege and research initiatives to include action against hatred and violence toward AAPI and other minorities.

Other relevant statements

Gerontological Society of America- Denouncing Anti-AAPI Hatred

Society for Prevention Research – Society for Prevention Research Anti-Asian Violence Statement (PDF)