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The Practice of Authentic Allyship
May 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
One event on May 4, 2021 at 6:30 pm
One event on May 11, 2021 at 6:30 pm
When human rights are at risk, people need to stand together. But how do we stand with each other in a way that truly puts people who are vulnerable first? How do we make the vulnerable the “center of the universe” without compromising our own?
Today many are confronting the reality of how our caste system impacts people of color, LGBTQ+, and our society as a whole.
Being an authentic ally is more than wearing a flag pin. It is not something we claim for ourselves, but rather a recognition by groups that we are consistently and effectively supporting in their work for human and civil rights. You will:
• learn what authentic allyship is, what it is not, and key skills, strategies and awarenesses to stand with others
• gain a better understanding of the caste system in the US and how it impacts all of us
• practice sharing your own story of why you want to stand as an ally
• learn some guidelines for conversation with your family and your groups
Standing with and for each other is not an addition to our lives. It doesn’t take-a-way from us individually. It is a key part of what it means to be human and provides hope for a more just and equitable world for all of us. As Ellie Wiesel said, “Wherever men and women are persecuted because of their race, religion, or political views, that place must — at that moment — become the center of the universe.”