Diversity Minute 3: Awareness, the first step
The First Step to Allyship
In Diversity Minute 3, Dr. Rassheedah takes a deeper dive into The A.C.A. PillarsTM, the three steps to effective allyship. The first step is Awareness.
As community members invested in making a positive impact in our lifetimes, it is important to raise our awareness to the issues impacting people of color and of other identities typically pushed to the margins – that’s why these groups are called marginalized.
You can raise your awareness by
- attending trainings and conferences,
- furthering your education formally or through a coach,
- reading or watching material specific to a subject.
Your investment in learning and self-development requires a lifelong commitment, but it’s great to learn and to be better informed.
How will you commit to raising your awareness?
Next week’s episode will focus on the second of The A.C.A. PillarsTM, Courage.
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