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This symposium will provide an opportunity to learn from leaders of four national psychology associations about their experiences in embracing and promoting diversity to benefit disenfranchised, culturally diverse populations. The needs of refugees, displaced persons, and immigrants, as well as those of indigenous peoples and populations that were enslaved or colonized, have posed significant challenges for countries around the world. National psychology associations have taken responsive actions through various policy, advocacy and related programmatic initiatives. These include efforts to ensure humane treatment and health care in immigration detention facilities, facilitate acculturation, reduce prejudice, eliminate health disparities, provide multilingual, multicultural school-based services, advance civil rights, and promote affirmative action in higher education and employment.
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