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Equity Workshop: “What Does It Mean To Be An Ally?”
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Please join us as Kim Katrin Milan leads a discussion guided by the question of ‘What Does It Mean To Be An Ally?’
This presentation will provide participants with a deepened understanding of current social justice movements in addition to serving as a solid introduction to practices of anti-oppression and allyship for individuals and organizations. Beginning with identifying tangible strategies for solidarity, Kim establishes a shared language and deconstructs systems of oppression including gender, ability & race using current social media based examples. Using her own lived experience as a queer womyn married to a transgender man, and pulling from her work as the Director of The People Project, Kim gives a solid foundation for understanding the experiences of others & acting in allyship.
Kim’s ‘The People Project’ is an initiative to bring forth local and international community development through alternative education, art-activism and collaboration. Her presentations are anchored in a modern version of The Golden Rule. Rather than assuming the way you want to be treated is the standard for all, Kim encourages audiences to treat people the way they want to be treated, which means we have to ask and listen.
This event is free. This space is accessible to wheelchairs and scooters. All-gender washrooms are available at this location.