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White Ally Workshop – Active Listening
February 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
This workshop is part of a series including:
January 22nd – Knowing yourself
February 19th – Active listening
March 18th – Unconscious bias
April 15th – Microaggressions
Multiple decades of racial dialogue work has led to the conclusion that the best way to change and expand a skeptic’s view on race is to first engage in an empathetic manner. Being an effective listener and articulating your views in a constructive manner are key skills in engaging with empathy.
Diversity, equity, and inclusion are the cornerstone reasons for WLAIC’s existence as a community organization. Equitable treatment for people regardless of their race, culture, religion, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status is our focus. More often than not, inequitable treatment of a group of people does not neatly arrange into one of the categories just mentioned. Instead, there is often an intersectional relationship between these categories. Racism is a type of discrimination that intersects with many other inequitable practices and policies. People who view racism as a social problem and believe they have an individual responsibility to combat it, are sometimes referred to as ‘White Allies.’
The workshops will focus on how to be an effective White Ally. How to set goals that reflect your situation and how to effectively engage to communicate your views.