Culturally Speaking

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

September 15th, 2018, marked the first day of Hispanic Heritage Month, one of the many celebrations of culture we have here in the United States. The 15th is a special date which aligns with the independence of Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua, while being very close to the dates of independence for Mexico and Chile. This celebration…

Gender 101: Identity, Inclusion, And Resources

Repost via www.uua.org 10 Ways to be More Welcoming and Inclusive of Transgender People Avoid making assumptions about gender identity or sexual orientation. Respect a person’s identity and self-label, and respect a person’s chosen name and pronouns. Practice offering your own pronouns when you meet new people. Do not assume a trans person wants to speak about trans issues and…

Multicultural Starts with MU!

As one of the most multi-ethnic countries in the world, the United States is home to people with just as many similarities as differences. This diversity offers us a great opportunity to embrace change, remain open minded, and support individuality. Unfortunately, while originality is cherished, it can also be a source of discrimination and prejudice from our peers. This is…

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