San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Want to do something when you see casual sexism at work, but aren't sure what? Tired of feeling helpless when you read a sexist email to your community's mailing list, but have no idea how to respond?
The Allies Workshop is for you! The Ada Initiative Allies Workshop teaches simple, everyday ways to support women in your workplace and communities. Participants learn techniques that work at the office, at conferences, and online.
The Allies Workshop is taught in person by an experienced facilitator, with 15 – 30 people in each workshop. The workshop begins with a short introduction to the basics of speaking up in a supportive way, then switches to discussion of 5 – 10 specific scenarios in small (4 – 6 person) groups. Scenarios vary from introducing yourself to a woman at a conference to responding as a witness to sexual harassment or assault. After discussing each scenario, each group reports on their discussion and conclusions, and the facilitator makes suggestions for improvement or identifies insights. We will provide snacks and drinks during the break at the one-hour mark (including vegan and gluten-free options).
Other ways to attend the workshop
Location: San Francisco Paramedics Association
657 Mission St Suite 302
San Francisco, CA 94105
Transit: 2 blocks from Montgomery St BART station, 1 mile from 4th and King Caltrain station
Bicycle parking: Bring your bicycle inside to the conference room, plenty of room for multiple bikes
Car parking: Driving not recommended, but metered street and garage parking are available for around $10/hour nearby
Accessibility: ADA accessible, email email@example.com for any other ways we can make attending easier
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The Ada Initiative
The Ada Initiative is a non-profit dedicating to supporting women in Wikipedia, open source software, and open technology and culture in general.