The fast trending topic of allyship drew a sizable virtual audience to the first DLE Culture Chat of 2022 on Jan. 21st.
Expert Meg Bossong, Director of Intimate Violence Prevention/Response and Health Education at Williams College, explored the positive impact of allyship in workplaces, communities and organizations–and gave concrete examples for taking action to better support people with identities that are marginalized, disinvested, or different than our own.
To the question “How do I know I’m an ally?,” Meg offered the following:
Looking to create an action plan for improving allyship personally and at work? Here are five factors, shared by Meg, that can promote real progress.
The one-hour program featured breakout sessions for attendees to make new connections and share personal experiences on allyship. As one participant expressed, “Even though trying to make individual change within a large organization may seem difficult, educating yourself in an area that is accessible to everyone is something we should all try to improve upon.”