The Society for the Advancement of Multiculturalism and Diversity (SAMD) aims to promote a community of collaboration and open dialogue among a multitude of diverse communities and multidisciplinary professional fields toward the advancement of understanding, interconnection, and social justice.     

Statement from CPA Board:

In light of recent events, the Board of Directors of CPA would like to be clear that we welcome people of all faiths and religious backgrounds inclusive of race, ethnicity, national origin, and immigration status. Additionally, we remain committed to upholding the APA Ethical Guidelines which make clear we must advocate for and protect the civil rights of others. We are steadfast in our commitment to standing with and as people; people of all races, ethnicities, immigration statuses, religions, genders, sexual orientations, socioeconomic statuses, ages, education levels, abilities, and sizes. You are welcome here.

If you’d like more information about SAMD or SAMD events, please contact Reine Evereteze, Psy.D.

Upcoming Event: 

Film presentation- Being Muslim in America: Acts of Courage and Healing

This film, inspired by the Kahn “Gold Star” family who first appeared at the 2016 DNC Convention, is designed to provide an opportunity for education, discussion and connection around important topics related to diversity and multiculturalism. Specifically, it chronicles the personal histories of six area Muslims as they struggle with issues of Islamophobia. The goal of this film as stated by the co-producers, Mary Ann Watson, Ph.D. and Christine Sheikh, Ph.D., is to help us “understand and appreciate differences in religions and cultures as well as to experience more directly the similarities of the human experience worldwide.”

Please join the co-producers, Drs. Mary Ann Watson and Christine Sheikh, in a discussion of how we as mental health professionals can become better acquainted with our Muslim community as we expand our knowledge base to become more competent mental health providers. (Dr. Watson would like to extend a special thank you to Videographer Scott Houck, M.A. for his tireless work and dedication to detail in the making of this film.)

Date: Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Time: 6:00 pm – 7:45 pm
Location: Ross-Cherry Creek Library
305 Milwaukee Street
Denver, CO. 80206

All interested parties are welcome. Light refreshments will be served. If you would like to attend, please RSVP: Reine Evereteze, Psy.D. (SAMD Chair) at 303-202-6143 or email: [email protected] by no later than Wednesday, December 5th.
Thank you and we hope to see you there.


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