Cultural Humility and Allyship in Action

  • Wendy Champagnie Williams Bridgewater State University
  • Castagna Lacet Bridgewater State University
  • Judith S. Willison Bridgewater State University
Keywords: cultural competence, cultural humility, allyship, social work

Abstract

This narrative describes the crucial foundational role that we as social work practitioners and educators believe cultural humility plays in enacting genuine allyship. Two female faculty of color and one female White faculty share their personal and professional experiences of marginalization, privilege, cultural humility, and allyship in an effort to illustrate these concepts. Routes to authentic cultural humility and allyship are explored and applications for those of us in the helping professions are suggested.

Author Biographies

Wendy Champagnie Williams, Bridgewater State University

Assistant Professor, School of Social Work

Castagna Lacet, Bridgewater State University

Assistant Professor, School of Social Work

Judith S. Willison, Bridgewater State University

Associate Professor, School of Social Work

Published
2020-04-22
Section
Cultural Humility in Education and Practice