Association of Fundraising Professionals
Central South Carolina Chapter

May Luncheon: Cultural Diversity

  • 11 May 2017
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • 11:30 - 1:00 PM 300 Senate at Senate’s End, 300 Senate Street, Columbia, SC, 29201


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May 11, 2017

11:30 - 1:00 PM


300 Senate at Senate’s End

300 Senate Street

Columbia, SC 29201

Topic: Navigating a Diverse World: Cultural Competency Training

We live in a diverse world, working alongside and serving those from various backgrounds and cultures. Now more than ever, it's important to upgrade your cultural competency to interact more effectively with people of different cultures. Join Porchia Moore Ph.D. candidate at the University of South Carolina and consulting curator at the Columbia Museum of Art, and the Association of Fundraising Professionals for a spirited conversation about navigating a diverse world.

Porchia will take us through the four components of cultural competency including: exploring awareness of one's own cultural worldview, considering our attitude towards cultural differences, expanding knowledge of different cultural practices and worldviews, and help develop cross-cultural skills. Developing cultural competence results in an ability to understand, communicate with, and effectively interact with people across cultures and leads to a decrease in miscommunication.

About Our Speaker: Porchia Moore

Porchia Moore is a doctoral candidate dually enrolled in the School of Library and Information Science and McKissick Museum’s Museum Management Program at the University of South Carolina. She is the recipient of the Cultural Heritage Informatics Leadership fellowship as endowed by the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Grant.

Her work employs Critical Race Theory as an informative framework for interrogating and exploring the museum space as a means to advocate for inclusion in the museum world. She presents internationally on cultural competence, diversity, and inclusion. Moore often provides keynote addresses for organizations and conferences on inclusion in cultural heritage institutions. In addition, she is interested in the intersection between culture, technology, information, and race.

She is a 2013-2014, 2015-2016 Humanities, Arts, Science & Technology Alliance & Colloboratory (HASTAC) Scholar. She serves on multiple museums boards including the Museum Education Roundtable, Friends of African American Art and Culture, Women and Gender Studies Council at the University of South Carolina, and more. She regularly presents on race, culture, and museums at conferences such as Museums and the Web and Museum Computer Network. She serves as advisor for national projects such as Museums and Race and MASS Action. She co-creates the The Visitors of Color project with nikhil trivedi. She is an avid lover of museums, having explored museums from Malaysia to New Zealand and back. Follow her on Twitter @PorchiaMuseM

 COST: AFP & SCANPO Members $20; Guests $25


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