Topics: Steps towards moving from an ally to an accomplice, exploring unconscious biases, frameworks for advocating and organizing for equity.
Description: In this online training, we will explore what it means to act in solidarity with people with historically marginalized identities. This training will discuss multiple identities, including BIPOC, LGBTQ+ folks, and members of the disabled community, among others. The trainers will build from a foundation of intersectionality: none of these identities exist on their own, and they all interact in unique and beautiful ways. The trainers will spend time walking participants through the assumptions or unconscious biases they might be bringing into personal and professional spaces. Participants will learn some frameworks and tools to help them figure out when and where to use their voices to fight for justice. The trainers will offer their insights on how to support our fellow humans with historically marginalized identities, even if we do not share those identities. This training will use a mix of small and large group discussion, hands-on activities, and deep self-reflection. Come prepared to dig into heart work and have your assumptions challenged.
Audience: Coalition members and leaders, public health professionals, community members
Trainers: Jasper Lee and Gracie Rolfe, Health Resources in Action
Learning Objectives: Participants will be able to:
1. Learn tools to examine their unconscious biases or assumptions regarding people with historically marginalized identities, and how to address those assumptions moving forward.
2. Understand how to advocate for BIPOC and LGBTQ+ communities without speaking for them.
3. Delve into heart-space work to find their way to genuine allyship.