Awareness and Appreciation
of Different Cultures
What is Culture?
Culture is a word for the 'way of life' of groups of people, meaning the way they do things. ... The excellence of taste in the fine arts and humanities, also known as high culture. An integrated pattern of human knowledge, belief, and behavior. The outlook, attitudes, values, morals, goals, and customs shared by a society.
A culture is formed through the combined pattern of thoughts, communications, actions, customs, beliefs, values and institutions associated with racial, ethnic groups. Religious, spiritual, biological, geographical or sociological characteristics are also considered part of one’s culture.
An individual may identify wholly or partially with one or more cultural groups at the same time, and cultural identifications may change over time.
How can you support cultural diversity?
Increase your level of understanding about other cultures by interacting with people outside of your own culture—meaningful relationships may never develop simply due to a lack of understanding.
Avoid imposing values on others that may conflict or be inconsistent with cultures other than your own.
When interacting with others who may not be proficient in English, recognize that their limitations in English proficiency in no way reflects their level of intellectual functioning.
Recognize and understand that concepts within the helping profession, such as family, gender roles, spirituality, and emotional well-being, vary significantly among cultures and influence behavior.
Within the workplace, educational setting, and/or clinical setting, advocate for the use of materials that are representative of the various cultural groups within the local community and the society in general.
Intervene in an appropriate manner when you observe others engaging in behaviors that show cultural insensitivity, bias, or prejudice.
Be proactive in listening, accepting, and welcoming people and ideas that are different from your own.
Due to the scale of the work we do at Krewe International, we regularly collaborate with other entities and organizations who share the same passion and dedication we have for our causes. That is why, to show our appreciation, we dedicate this page to promoting our various sponsors and partners.
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