Communication Science graduate students host Multicultural American Caucus night

Last month, American Speech–Language–Hearing Association (ASHA) President Lynn Williams surprised the Department of Psychological Science’s National Student Speech-Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA) undergraduate students during their Multicultural ASHA Caucus. The event, organized by fourth-year student Cassandra Lopez and other members of CWRU’s chapter of NSSLHA, welcomed guests from the Asian Indian Caucus (AIC) to center the conversation around diversity and inclusion.

President Williams thanked the CWRU chapter for the work they are doing and shared how ASHA is working on diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives at a national level to appropriately address the needs of our diverse populations.

Lopez, the diversity and inclusion chair for the CWRU chapter of NSSLHA, said by joining and collaborating with other caucuses, students can learn how they can best serve their patients and receive guidance on how to grow the support for multicultural communities.