What Does it Mean to Be an Ally?
Allyship isn't about wearing rainbow or posting black squares in solidarity. Allyship is a commitment to understanding and empathizing with a group of people we do not share affinity with. Allyship must come with direct action, whether it comes in the form of support, advocacy, or intervening oppressive systems.
"So You Wanna Be an Ally?" is a dynamic 5-week series that will challenge you to go beyond performative acts of allyship. Along with understanding important language and concepts, this series will unpack your implicit biases, increase your capacity to show empathy, and help you better connect to the world around you.
Choose Your Track
The founding and development of The United States of America is laced with countless atrocities committed against Black and Indigenous Peoples.
This history has created stereotypes and narrative that fuel our implicit bias.
This series will unpack social norms and expectations that perpetuate anti-blackness and racist undertones while bringing self awareness to your potential implicit bias.
Gender and Sexuality
Gender and sexuality are constructs that have evolved over human existence. Experiences that were once taboo now have representative models in mainstream media and political spheres.
This series will explore the nuances of LGBTQ+ identity, challenges, and beauty. Learn how to be gender inclusive in various aspects of your life and create safer spaces for your queer and trans loved ones and community.
The term "microaggressions" has turned into a buzz word over years. Many struggle to understand what makes an action a microaggression. It becomes even more unclear how to respond to microaggressions.
This series will define microaggressions and equip you with the skills to identify them in real time and how to respond in constructive ways.