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Day 2: Cultural Humility

SUNY Oswego is home to people of diverse cultures and backgrounds. It’s important to understand the concept of cultural humility as it pertains to interacting and engaging with others who may not share the same identities as you. 

Cultural Humility is an approach to knowing individuals of other cultures that pushes one to challenge your own cultural biases, realize you cannot know everything about other cultures, and approach learning about other cultures as a lifelong goal and process.


This powerful TED Talk* by Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie explores the The Danger of a Single Story.

What is Cultural Humility? is the video* we use in our workshops when discussing cultural humility in relation to cultural competency.

The article Battling Biases with the 5 Rs of Cultural Humility offers a cultural humility framework used by Society of Hospital Medicine.

*Video content may include advertisements that are not affiliated with SUNY Oswego or the Oz Equity Challenge.


Why might the concept of cultural humility be valuable to a campus community?

What are some ways you can practice cultural humility in our community?