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is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization created to acknowledge the richly diverse cultural heritage of people of color throughout West Alabama.

About West Alabama Multicultural Alliance



This organization shall be:

  1.  A 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation under the laws of the State of Alabama. WAMA seeks to develop a community, where people of all ethnic backgrounds are celebrated and respected for their unique heritage and contributions made in West Alabama.

  2. An organization engages in work that

  • Fosters historical awareness of ethnic heritages

  • Supports education, health & wellness, and financial literacy

  • Supports science, technology, engineering, and math

  • Supports the promotion of music and the arts

  • Supports the education of people on their political rights and responsibilities


Building Communities Through Multiple Cultures and Diverse Groups


WAMA defines the term culture as a group or community which

shares common experiences that develop the way its members

understand the world. This includes groups that we are born into

relating to race, religion, class, national origin, or gender. A culture can also

include an interest group we become part of.


The Importance of Culture

WAMA believes culture influences people views, values, loyalties, hopes,

fears, and dreams. It is a strong part of their everyday lives.

When building relationships with individuals, it helps to have some informative

insight and understanding of their culture.


Community Builders and Understanding Culture

WAMA believes that society is becoming increasingly diverse and

includes people of many languages, religions, ethnicities and economic



In order to build communities that are successful, we need to understand and

appreciate many cultures, establish relationships with individuals from cultures

other than our own, and build strong alliances with different cultural groups.


Envisioning A Better Cultural Community

WAMA envisions an ideal diverse community, set up to foster a

diverse environment. Individually and together we can contribute to the type of

communities we dream of in the future.

In our families, organizations, institutions, and neighborhoods, we do not have

to isolate ourselves from those who are different from us. We can transform

our community to be a better place to live.

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