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Intersectional Allyship for Racial Justice: A Workshop for White Allies

Intersectional Allyship for Racial Justice: A Workshop for White Allies

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Event details

Thursday, September 17, 2020 to Friday, September 18, 2020
10:00am to 12:30pm PDT

About this event

Please note that this two-day workshop hosted by Equity in the Center is only for individuals who identify as white.

What does it mean for white people to be effective allies to people of color 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 webinar series designed to explore how white folks 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 white person.

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 naming white privilege, 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.

Session Times

  • Thursday, September 17, 2020, 10 am - 12:30 pm PDT
  • Friday, September 18, 2020, 10 am - 12:30 pm PDT

*Please select the first date when purchasing tickets, and you will be registered for both webinar sessions.


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 D.C. 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.

Please contact Sharayah Lane with any questions.

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