...by ensuring discrimination, prejudice, and racism is confronted and not tolerated where we serve in our communities and professional atmospheres. We ensure our standard of care remains consistent for all and we seek to produce and pursue research that is inclusive, respectful and representative of diversity.
In a spirt of love, we encourage conversation amongst families and friends. Although the subject matter maybe difficult, its important to obtain reliable information from credible sources and respectfully share what we learn.
Transculturalism highlights the very complex transmutations of culture that can be phased in acculturation, deculturation, and neoculturation. Acculturation focuses on the transition of one culture into another culture and the acquisition of features of this new culture; deculturation is the parallel process that ends in a loss or uprooting of home culture; transculturation highlights the creation of new cultural phenomena.
Going beyond awareness, acknowledgement, and non-judgment of differences, to accepting others in their entirety. Treading through the gray areas of others’ personalities, views, and values that may bring discomfort, to harvest authentic appreciation for the person and the process. Intentionally having meaningful interactions that entail an exchange and embracing of the other’s qualities/ideals that inspire personal growth. This kaleidoscope perspective embodies the variance and exquisiteness that cultures and persons present, and the collateral beauty their transparent and overlapping colors yield.
Our research and efforts seeks to promote justice and equality for all. We recognize disparities are real and undermine the well being and potential of persons of color and ethnicities who are underserve. We seek to ensure our endeavors captures the narrative as lived and experienced by persons and the families/cultures they represent. As we learn about and uncover needs, we want to help bridge the gap by connecting people to reliable resources and by yielding findings that inform the development of tailored support and relevant programming.
So, What can I do about social injustice?
1.) Recognize where you are in your “racial/cultural” identity development
2.) Seek education from creditable sources to self-inform and evolve
3.) Commit to being apart of the solution and decide how you want to help
4.) Share creditable information with others
5.) When you see an injustice or problem, address it rather than avoid it
6.) Use your talent, skill, or ability to contribute to improving the climate of your environment; especially when social injustices are present
7.) With wisdom and tact, challenge new or existing legislation, policies, and laws that actively discriminate or create disparities
8.) Narrow the disparity gap by volunteering Your time or resources to help someone impacted by social injustice