Allyship: Practice and Pitfalls by Regan Byrd, sponsored by EIC and JEDI
“Ally” and “allyship” are often used to describe the work of anti-racist activists and to demonstrate their commitment to ending racism and oppression. Effective allyship, however, must be rooted in the values and theories of anti-oppression, and understood as a practice rather than an identity. In this two-event training series we will examine anti-oppression theory and allyship practice through an anti-racism lens. Event 1 (April 4) will discuss a model for understanding both oppression and allyship; Event 2 (April 11) will discuss common errors or pitfalls that many working towards allyship fall into during the course of their journey.
This event will be presented by Regan Byrd, an award-winning community activist and non-profit professional with over 11 years of experience in grassroots and social justice non-profit organizations. She has been named a “Woman to Watch” by the Denver League of Women Voters, and is the winner of the 2015 Lilly Ledbetter award from 9to5 Colorado.
Although this is a two part event, participation in either or both is fine.
Thursday, April 11 at 2:00pm to 3:30pm
DUAN, G126 2000 Colorado Ave, Boulder, CO 80309
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