Dr. Etan L. J. Nasreddin-Longo, Co-Director, Fair and Impartial Policing and Community Affairs, Vermont State Police, and Equity Advisor, Department of Public Safety, will present The Perils of Cultural Competency.
Cultural competency has become a buzz phrase in social justice. It is often used without definition which makes it problematic. It is an idea that has roots in Nineteenth Century comparative ethnology and other related fields such as anthropology. Unfortunately, the roots are sometimes misunderstood. Etan will discuss the issues surrounding cultural competency and will offer some practical suggestions about how we can work with racially diverse victims as victim advocates.