Cultural Identity & Diversity

Cultural Identity & Diversity

We endeavor to be culturally competent professionals who serve our patients and clientele with an anti-oppressive perspective. We are committed to life-long learning about honoring all individuals and people groups who are historically and culturally marginalized populations. In our own personal growth and development, we seek opportunities to:

-Increase our awareness of our own biases, privilege and power
-Expand our knowledge of diverse groups (understanding their beliefs, values, experiences and perspectives)
-Develop skills to work effectively with diverse populations

Diverse populations may experience marginalization in one or more of the following categories:

*Race/ethnicity
*Class (socio-economic status, opportunity)                                                                
*Age
*Gender identity/sexual orientation
*Ability (mental illness, physical limitations)
*Religion

 

 

The world is indebted for all triumphs which have been gained by reason and humanity over error and oppression. Thomas Jefferson

 

All the miseries and evils which men suffer from vice, crime, ambition, injustice, oppression, slavery and war, proceed from their despising or neglecting the precepts contained in the Bible. Noah Webster

http://www.culturesconnecting.com/docs/CommonExpressionsofWhitePrivilege.pdf