Diversity Minute 20: What Allyship Looks Like
How allyship can look
Let’s talk about the many ways that allyship can look like in action. As a reminder, an ally stands up against injustice and supports people of marginalized identities. Here we go:
- In your organization, when discussing hiring needs, you can advocate for having a diverse candidate pool.
- If you see a person of color being the target of racism, you can intervene by speaking up, recording the incident on your cell phone, or asking the person how you could assist them.
- As a teacher or parent, you could gather support to get a much-needed wheelchair ramp built.
- If you’re in a position of influence, you can help provide access to people that others couldn’t have reached without your support.
An ally stands up against injustice and supports people of marginalized identities.
What is your allyship in action?
- Power of Your Voice
- Oppression Olympics
- Land Acknowledgments
- Thanksgiving History
- Intent versus Impact
- Systemic Racism
- Internalized Superiority
- Ethnic Group Labels
- 4th of July History
- Employee Resource Groups (ERGs or Affinity groups)
- Power of Change through Ally Coalition
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