NOTE: This is the registration and payment page for the Post-Election Ally Skills Workshop. You should already have applied and received notification that we can accommodate you at the event before purchasing your workshop ticket. Apply here if you haven't already.
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 December 10th, from 1:30 to 4 PM.
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. 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/policies) apply.
Please fill out this application form to be considered. We will email you back either way to let you know if you have a spot in the workshop. At that time, we'll send a link with info about payment and formal registration. A ticket to attend is $25, but if affording that is a hardship for you, we have a scholarship option. If you are in a position to help sponsor another’s spot in the workshop, please consider donating more with your ticket price.
This workshop will be led by Kendra Albert. Kendra is a technology lawyer by day and an activist all the time. They have taught Ally Skills Workshops in San Francisco and Boston, for community groups and academic audiences. They also run the Trans Documentation Fee Matching Project, where they have matched trans people in need with over $60,000 in donations for passport updates and name changes.