Welcome, from Dr. Victoria Mattingly
MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR
What you'll learn...
What allyship is and how it benefits allies and those they partner with
How to be an ally AND how to partner with an ally
How to use allyship to promote diversity and inclusion at your organization
How allies and the individuals they serve can best connect across difference
How allies can best partner with others to address inequality and change the status quo
Actions allies can take to support their partners and amplify their voices
What is Allyship?
Allyship is a relationship between an ally and their partner, working together toward the shared goal of fairness, equity, and social justice. Someone shouldn't call themselves an ally, though. Only the person who benefits from an ally’s work should award this designation. Consider the word ally to be a verb. It’s not who someone is, but what they do.
An ally is someone who:
Uses their power and status...
To support and advocate for...
Someone who doesn’t share a key part of their identity.
For example, male allies for women, white allies for People of Color, straight allies for LGBTQ+ individuals, and so on.
You'll be introduced to the concept of allyship, why it matters, and what makes for the best ally partnerships between people across difference
You'll do the necessary inner work required for successful ally partnerships, including checking your bias and leveraging your privilege for good
You'll learn strategies for connecting and communicating across difference
You'll learn how to navigate tough conversations and how to lay the ground work for ongoing, systemic change
You'll learn about the specific actions allies and partners take
You'll receive a quick summary of what was covered and encouragement to continue this work moving forward