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Intersectional Allyship for Racial Justice: A Workshop for People of Color-Equity in the Center

Tuesday, September 6, 2022Wednesday, September 7, 2022

What does it mean for Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) to be effective allies to one another?

About this event
What does it mean for Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) to be effective allies to one another in our work for racial equity and collective liberation? Whitney Parnell, executive director and co-founder of Service Never Sleeps (SNS), will lead an intensive, fast-paced workshop designed to explore how folks of color use individual and collective areas of privilege to advance racial justice in an intersectional context. Using SNS’ CLAIM framework (Care, Learn, Act, Influence, Maintain), this workshop will explore what it means to adopt an allyship lifestyle as a person of color.

Please note that this workshop is only for individuals who identify as BIPOC (Indigenous, Black, Latinx, Asian/Pacific Islander, Native Hawaiian, Arab/Middle Eastern, biracial, multiracial and others identifying as non-white).

If you seek to promote racial equity within your organization, this workshop will equip you with tools to be an active ally for racial justice through methods of centering people of color, navigating intersectionality across identities, influencing others, and continuing your own self-work journey. You’ll leave this workshop committed to the Allyship lifestyle, and prepared to facilitate change in your own workspace.

Refund Policy

September 6, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET AND September 7, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET

Equity in the Center is now using a tiered pricing model to better align with best practices among equity-focused organizations.

We ask that organizations purchasing tickets on behalf of their staff purchase tickets in the tier that aligns with your organizational budget and sector. And for individuals, we ask that people with greater privilege purchase tickets at the higher end, which will allow individuals with historically less access to wealth, disproportionately BIPOC folks, to pay the lower fees. EiC's new tiered budget categories are based on Rockwood Leadership Institute's pricing model.

Scholarships are available.

Whitney Parnell
Whitney Parnell is a Black millennial activist, singer, and the Founder and CEO of Service Never Sleeps (SNS), a nonprofit that empowers individuals and communities to catalyze social justice through service and Allyship. She grew up between Latin America and West Africa as a Foreign Service child. At Washington University in St. Louis, Whitney doubled majored in English and Spanish, and minored in Communications and Journalism, during which she also embraced her calling as an activist. Whitney’s passion for service and social justice brought her to Washington, DC to serve with City Year, and then work in homeless services. Whitney is excited to create a movement of service and allies by igniting quick social change through mass civic engagement. Whitney is also a musician, and is releasing a social justice album called "What Will You Do," with the goal of using empathy through song to ignite action. All album proceeds will go to Service Never Sleeps.