Panel discussion focuses on cultural humility

Contact: Deanne Puca

KALAMAZOO, Mich.--"Moving toward cultural humility: A lifelong process" is the topic of a panel discussion Tuesday, Nov. 13, on the campus of Western Michigan University.

Free and open to the public, the event will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Multicultural Center in the Adrian Trimpe Building and is part of the Real Talk Diversity Series and International Education Week.

Participants from a range of backgrounds and positions at WMU, including many students, will discuss cultural humility, building awareness and engaging the campus community in dialogue around the meaning of cultural humility and what it looks like at WMU and beyond.

This event is offered by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion in collaboration with the Haenicke Institute for Global Education and the Office of Precollege Programming.

Photo of Chelsey Carpenter, MI GEAR UP coordinator at WMU

Chelsey Carpenter

It will be moderated by Chelsey Carpenter, MI GEAR UP coordinator. MI GEAR UP, or Michigan’s Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs, at WMU provides support and services to the class of 2019 at select public schools in the southwest Michigan area.

At WMU's Real Talk Diversity Series, participants have an opportunity to interact and learn about the experiences and perspectives of individuals and groups from many cultural backgrounds. The series provides a forum to engage in and discuss critically many pertinent issues, serving as a bridge to the entire campus community. Many of the problems experienced by culturally different groups and individuals are based on cross-cultural miscommunication and misinformation. The Real Talk Diversity Series serves as a catalyst to promote, celebrate, and increase awareness about diversity at WMU, to recognize cultural differences as well as similarities, and to encourage cross-cultural interaction.

Visit Real Talk Diversity Series 2018-19 for more information.

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