What is an ally? What is white privilege? As a White person, do you struggle with how to respond to racism at work, at home or in your community? If so, you are not alone. Many allies seek effective tools to engage in honest and productive conversations about race. How do you talk to White co-workers, friends, relatives and neighbors about race? Is the conversation different when you talk to co-workers, friends, relatives and neighbors of color? How do you address conflicting opinions about current events, politics or cultural differences? What are “gaps” that can affect your ability to be an ally? How can you fill in the blanks? This program focuses on developing specific skills to engage productively with people who are skeptical that racism exists, and to learn how to take specific actions to foster racial equity. This program will be co-hosted by Glendale Public Library. REGISTER HERE.
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ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
Rory specializes in supporting organizations committed to enhancing diversity, and creating more inclusive cultures. She is a certified professional coach and mediator trained in interest-based problem resolution. Rory’s consulting work specializes in supporting organizations committed to enhancing diversity, and creating more inclusive cultures. Rory worked with the Maricopa Community Colleges (MCCCD) for a decade providing strategic direction to MCCCD’s diversity, inclusiveness and engagement plan. She developed the MOSAIC curriculum for MCCCD’s Talent Management initiative as lead curriculum designer, and provided facilitation, mediation and coaching for the Leadership Advancement Program, and for faculty, administrators and employees. Rory collaborates with social justice advocates in Arizona to address racism, hate crimes, white supremacy and health care disparities through public speaking, community dialogues, training, and media communications. Rory is co-founder of the Healing Racism Public Dialogue Series, winner of the 2008 National League of Cities Promoting Inclusive Award.