Thu, Aug 06|
Allyship in the Workplace
A panel discussion about allyship, what is performative allyship, and actions to take as individuals and corporations.
Time & Location
Aug 06, 2020, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
About The Event
An intimate panel discussion about allyship, what it looks like, how performative allyship can be counterproductive, and actions to take as individuals and corporations.
What is allyship? Allyship is a lifelong process of building relationships based on trust, consistency, and accountability with marginalized individuals and/or groups of people. not self-defined—work and efforts must be recognized by those you are seeking to ally with.
Performative allyship is when someone from that same nonmarginalized group professes support and solidarity with a marginalized group in a way that either isn’t helpful or that actively harms that group. Performative allyship usually involves the “ally” receiving some kind of reward — on social media, it’s that virtual pat on the back for being a “good person” or “on the right side.”