Multicultural Competence and Ally Development: TODAY
It is important to consider how effectively we are interacting with issues of diversity and supporting others. Multicultural competence is defined as “The ability to work ethically and effectively with people of similar or dissimilar cultural backgrounds, by demonstrating a certain level of multicultural awareness, knowledge, and skills (Pope, Reynolds & Mueller, 2004). Similarly ally development is the ability to work with, and in support of others of different cultural and social backgrounds. Both require ongoing development, reflection, dialog, throughout our lives. The Diversity Committee would like you to join us for a conversation on April 6, 2016, at 12:40 p.m. in Dunleavy 127 about multicultural competence, ally development and how they can help us better understand how you can turn such reflection into action on issues of diversity.