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 will provide 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 will include 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.
  • Ask questions and receive real-time answers.

When: Tuesday, October 4, 2022 at 3pm Eastern

Where: Zoom (Where else?) The link to which will be emailed to you after signup.

Cost: $100 per ticket

The workshop will be recorded and redistributed afterwards.

Workshop Host: Allie Nimmons

Allie Nimmons has worked with WordPress for seven years as a designer, developer, support tech, community manager, and digital producer. She has three years of experience coaching and advising members of the WordPress community on DEI challenges.

She works part time as the Digital Producer for MasterWPco-runs Underrepresented in Tech, and helps organize for BlackPress Slack and WP Women of Color.

Other talks about diversity, equity, and inclusion by Allie include:

WCUS US 2019: Creating a Welcoming and Diverse Space

WP Career Summit: The Importance of Culture Fit

Training Tuesdays: Encouraging Diversity in Meetups and WordCamps

WP Campus: 5 Ways to Make Your Projects and Events More Diverse

Thank you to in-kind sponsor MasterWP for helping with the infrastructure of this workshop.