Becoming a Better Ally: How to Collaborate with Marginalized Groups

Developing healthy relationships with allies is essential to becoming an effective advocate. Allyship is a lifelong process of building relationships based on trust and accountability. Allies share their privilege and empower marginalized groups despite the social discomfort they may experience. Critics warn that allyship can lose meaning and authenticity with too much emphasis on performative strategies such as hashtag activism and displaying solidarity signs. In this course, students will learn how a greater understanding of their different identities (race, gender, sexual orientation, ability, etc.) can help them support communities with fewer opportunities. Through case studies, students will gain tools to foster a culture of meaningful allyship and identify possible biases they might encounter doing this work.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • An understanding of how to build successful and lasting relationships with allies
  • Knowledge about which strategies promote or hinder meaningful allyship
  • Tools for identifying possible biases in allyship work

Ideal for

  • Educators and trainers
  • All members of the community, regardless of educational or professional status
NO open sections available for this course at the moment. Please check back next semester.

    • Section

    • Semester

      Summer 2022
    • Date

      Jun 29 - Jun 29
    • Day

    • Time

      • Online
    • Format

      • Online
    • Sessions

    • Location

      Instructor Led
    Tuition $69