Post Election Ally Skills Workshop
After the election of Donald Trump, many of us have been reconsidering our practice as allies, and how to best use our societal advantages for good in the world. Come learn practical responses at the Post-Election Ally Skills Workshop at Double Union on Saturday, December 10th, from 1:30 to 4 PM. Double Union's membership applications are also now open from Dec 5- Dec 18, come to the event and see the attached flyer if you are interested in becoming a member!
This workshop focuses on teaching basic ally skills responses to sexism, racism, Islamophobia and transphobia, with a few post-election twists, including examining how to decide when to intervene in a hostile situation, and how to talk to defensive people. The format of the workshop will include small-group discussion time to come up with multiple responses that make sense for each person. We’re calling out that “it’s complicated” because we’re interested in exploring the spaces where it’s hard to know whether to intervene or not, with an eye towards developing criteria to help allies step in. One caveat: this is not an appropriate venue to discuss whether sexism, racism, Islamophobia or transphobia exist. That is outside the scope of this workshop.
The workshop will last 2.5 hours, including a break. Snacks will be provided. This event is open to Double Union members, guests, and the general public. People of all genders are welcome. DU’s Base Assumptions http://doubleunion.org/base_assumptions and Code of Conduct http://doubleunion.org/policiesapply.