I signed the pledge on September 4, 2012. I promised not only to listen, but to speak up. I pledged to be a Multicultural Ambassador—to open my mind, to push its limits, and to learn about other people and other cultures. I pledged to fight stereotypes by learning and by teaching.
We work towards this in part by attending discussions and just interacting with each other. For example, in the fall, ODI hosted several luncheons covering topics including “Great Latinos and Latinas” for Hispanic Heritage Month and “Ouch! That Stereotype Hurts!” to discuss stereotypes that we encounter daily. We also attended the tailgates for all of the home games to barbecue, play games, and spread the word about what we do. We even went to the Texas State Fair for a day to learn about different cultures by watching cultural dance groups and viewing the Chinese Lantern Festival. Other events we have participated in include the Hispanic Street Dance and Food Festival and the Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week.
The role of the Multicultural Ambassador doesn’t end when these events are over. The role extends to all parts of our lives, when we choose to listen rather than judge.
~ Multicultural Ambassador T.B.
Read all about the Office of Diversity & Inclusion's Multicultural Ambassadors. Before joining, Multicultural Ambassadors sign a pledge to listen to others and communicate with respect.
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