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Cultural Competency in Healthcare

A collaborative project between the library and Office of Multicultural Affairs

A Good Place to Start

A Good Place to Start

1. Take the Harvard Implicit Association Test (IAT).  The IAT measures attitudes and beliefs that people may be unwilling or unable to report. The IAT may be especially interesting if it shows that you have an implicit attitude that you did not know about.

Important Note: Once you complete the IAT test online, write no more than a 1-page reflection paper on what you learned or observed and then discuss with a colleague or friend.  

2. Read either Blindspot (Banaji M., Greenwald, A.)  or 35 Dumb Things Well- Intended People Say (Cullen, M.) 

Anti-Racism and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Resources

Statements of Solidarity

The “8-4-6” Personal Challenge: A 21 Day Call to Action

  •  Identify 8 things you will do for the next 21 days to increase your awareness or learn more about becoming anti-racist or serving as an ally.
  • Identify 4 actionable items; disrupt/interrupt when hearing racist jokes/comments or joining a social justice organization in the local community, engaging with community partners, or actively listen to communities of color/other marginalized groups.
  • Agree to meet with 6 new individuals/colleagues and discuss what you each have learned, will continue to do, or identify other areas of growth, self-reflection etc... this can be over coffee, staff meetings, or lunch- zoom meetings/phone calls ...

What does "8-4-6" represent?

For 8 minutes and 46 seconds, Mr. George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, was pinned to the ground by a Minneapolis’ police officer’s knee on his neck, resulting in his death. The “8-4-6 challenge” is a way for us all to reflect on the demand for social justice and our individual and collective contributions toward that goal.

Why 21 days?

Based on several studies, most habits or routines require at least a minimum of 21 days to develop. As discussed in the Diversity Health Series, this is an ongoing process for all of us. The 21 Day Challenge is a place to start. 

Seeking Justice June Book Club Read

The Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs is partnering with the Seeking Justice Series to host a Zoom bookclub starting June 29, 2020. As part of an opportunity to explore racial justice in medicine/health care, we will be reading and discussing the book The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot.

Starting June 29th, we will be hosting weekly zoom sessions at 2pm on line. These sessions are open to all students, faculty, and staff.

Please RSVP on OrgSync at 
If you have any issues with the RSVP on OrgSync, you can also sign up with Helena Mica, Multicultural Affairs Coordinator.

Anti-Racist and DEI Books Available in the Library Catalog

Phone: (515) 271-1537