Cultural Humility

Sep 5, 2017

By Duran Rutledge

What does it mean to have cultural humility?  In brief to have Cultural Humility one needs to understand that it is a lifelong learning process that we never arrive at an ending point where we are done learning.
So when the CAPTC’s CBA team received a request for a cultural humility training focused specifically on trans women and MSM populations, we found an opportunity for attendees to share in a rich and fruitful discussion. Attendees were able to identify and discuss their own biases towards trans people and MSM as well as how heteronormativity and other the societal structures influence trans people and MSM individuals’ risk for acquiring HIV and their challenges in seeking care services when living with HIV.
Hands of many different skin tones are raised giving a thumbs up

A few of the participants’ comments from the post training evaluation

“The trainer(s) used practical and very personal examples of what they were teaching, which made it (the principles of cultural humility) easy to understand and will make it more possible to apply in the future.”

”There were a few moments where participants asked difficult questions and made some uncomfortable comments, but trainers addressed the comments well and the group learned a lot.”

“I wasn’t sure what my needs and goals were before the training. Once in and throughout the training trainers were able to provide me with content that was appropriate for my position.”

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