Truth to Power: Impact Through Community Voice and Action
The National Multicultural Conference and Summit convenes scholars in our roles as community members, educators, practitioners, researchers, and students, in psychology and related fields, to inform and inspire multicultural theory, research, practice, and advocacy. Our advocacy is community driven to center community voice and perspective in the naming of strengths, challenges, and opportunities. Multiculturalism is envisioned as intersections of experiences related to age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity and expression, indigenous heritage, national origin, race, spirituality, religion, sexual orientation, social class and socioeconomic status, and other social identities.
2019 NMCS Objectives
To create a welcoming forum for the exchange of ideas regarding multiculturalism and disparities reduction between psychologists, trainees and related health professionals.
To prepare psychologists, trainees, educators and related health professionals to address the needs of diverse people worldwide through multicultural education, health, well-being, policy and advocacy.
To disseminate knowledge by experts in multicultural psychology to professionals, trainees and organizations invested in multicultural concerns.
To apply multicultural psychology to the daily functioning of individuals, groups, organizations and educational institutions.
To understand the impact of social media (or technology), including its roles in promoting social justice and expanding access.
To move beyond the binaries of our understandings of identities and experiences and to promote an intersectionality perspective to our work.
To move beyond the binaries of our understandings of identities and experiences and to promote a fluid perspective to our work embracing intersectionality.
We welcome you to come to the 2019 Multicultural Summit. Remove yourself from your usual work places. Slow down to listen, learn, share, discuss, digest, and connect with individuals who are invested in their own growth, the education and training of new professionals, and the potential for local, regional, national, and international citizens and communities to cultivate meaningful goals of health and success.