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Activating Allyship to Combat Anti-Black Racism
Friday, June 05, 2020, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM CDT
Category: TCDIP Events

Activating Allyship to Combat Anti-Black Racism

Our Twin Cities communities are hurting following the tragic killing of George Floyd. In this moment, it’s more important than ever to active meaningful allyship and to address anti-black racism. Join TCDIP and moderator Brandon Blakely for a conversation with Ritu Bhasin , an expert on equity, diversity and inclusion. During this program, you’ll have the opportunity to ask Ritu questions about how you can support diverse legal professionals and colleagues – Black professionals and colleagues in particular – and center your workplace around equity.

During the program, we will ask Ritu to talk about:

  • Key allyship concepts for the workplace in the face of racial injustice
  • The key pillars of being an effective ally, including an understanding of unconscious bias and systems of supremacy, power and privilege
  • How to create safe spaces for difficult discussions around racial bias
  • Critical behavioral changes that leaders, mentors, sponsors and team members must make in order to interrupt racial bias
  • Building resilience: why living in more of an embodied and mindful way is paramount for interrupting racial bias and how you can make this happen
  • Practical strategies for interrupting racial bias and better serving as an ally

Please come prepared to ask lots of questions to help you navigate this difficult time. 

We thank Ritu from providing this session pro bono at a time of great need.