SXSW EDU 2019
Let’s Get Real: A Primer for Allies
Feeling compelled to effect change doesn't always translate into an easily implemented plan, especially when priorities and sensitivities can conflict. Before accepting a call to action, allies must first check their own biases, expectations and privilege in relation to the community they intend to impact. Explore important considerations that should precede allyship through a series of interactive group discussions and personal reflection. Leave with strategies to operationalize your advocacy.
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- Recognize personal gaps in cultural knowledge and how these gaps impact interactions with others.
- Identify sources and responses to intergroup conflict.
- Recognize blindspot privilege and strategies to counter its impact on advocacy.
Rachelle Warren, Director - SEL and Multi-tiered systems of support, Belton ISD