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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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Takeaways

  1. Recognize personal gaps in cultural knowledge and how these gaps impact interactions with others.
  2. Identify sources and responses to intergroup conflict.
  3. Recognize blindspot privilege and strategies to counter its impact on advocacy.

Speakers

  • Rachelle Warren, Director - SEL and Multi-tiered systems of support, Belton ISD
  • Melia Dunn, Education Director, ADL

Organizer

Rachelle Warren, Director - SEL and Multi-tiered systems of support, Belton ISD

Meta Information:

  • Tags: social justice
  • Event: SXSW EDU
  • Format: Workshop
  • Track: Equity
  • Level: Basic Understanding
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