Mawusi Danso

University of Denver - 2022

Exploring and questioning assimilation and cultural competency within immigrant and minority communities.

Project: I hope to provide pathways for immigrant and minority students to explore and question assimilation and cultural competence within their communities.

Inspiration: Growing up my family and I often felt alone in our struggles with belonging. This only made it harder for me to function as a student and member of society. Therefore, I want students to identify their similarities early, but also explore the pressing issues regarding culture in educational and community endeavors.

Future Plans: I hope to reach out to schools and community organizations to start conversations with students who are interested in branching outside of the norm. Sharing of thoughts and ideas can hopefully lead to comfortable belonging and to challenge systematic difficulties that impact immigrants and minorities.