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Workshop: White Allyship 101

  • Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019
  • Time: 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Location: Dahl Centennial Union, Mott Room

This is a half-day, nonjudgmental, growth-focused workshop for white faculty and staff to learn and explore concepts of allyship, including its challenges and limitations. The objective of this workshop is to increase participants' comfort and knowledge around principles of racial inclusion. White people often have good intentions but are afraid to say the wrong thing, do the wrong thing, or may cause harm and not understand how or why what they did was offensive. There is space for all of that here. Facilitated by clinical social worker Amy Miller from St. Louis, you will feel supported in exploring concepts such as: microaggressions, how diversity without inclusion harms people of color, how lack of racial identity can create blind spots for white people, and the necessity of investing in meaningful interracial relationships. Faculty participants will receive a $25 stipend.

Questions? Contact Sean Burke, 563-387-2110