As the world becomes more and more open, we find ourselves navigating complicated and painful problems around race. When our last desire is to hurt, but our words carry weight we don’t intend, it’s hard to know where to go.
We want our events, projects, websites, companies, and teams to be welcoming and diverse places. But the work that is required to do it “the right way” can seem like a minefield of mistakes, unintended insults, micro-aggressions, and ultimately: failure.
Being an ally is about doing the work to surpass the fear of failure for want of a more positive outcome.
In this 2 hour long workshop, Allie Nimmons provides mindset shifts and actionable goals for those of you who are struggling with effective allyship.
The content is based off her popular blog post: How to Be a WordPress Ally and includes new information and recommendations not mentioned in the post.
During the workshop, you can expect to:
- Truly understand what it means to be an ally – from mindset to practice – and unlearn some misconceptions about being an ally.
- Learn how to talk about race in a way that is calm, non-incendiary, and intelligent.
- Make a list of attainable goals for yourself around making your environment more welcoming and diverse.
- Obtain up-to-date resources that can help further your independent education on allyship.