How to Be an Ally: Skills for Allyship and Anti-Racism

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Speaker or Forum
Registration for this event will close on July 16, 2020 @ 6:30pm.
There are 48 seats remaining.

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We have been called to action by the ongoing police brutality and recent deaths by police of George Floyd, Tony McDade, Sean Reed, and Breonna Taylor as well as the tragic killing of Ahmaud Arbery. Black, indigenous, other people of color, and allies are coming together to combat racism and oppression so that every person has the right to live without fear of violence and has equal access to education, healthcare, and housing.

Educating yourself about raced based trauma, police brutality, racism, and systemic oppression is the first step to becoming an effective ally. Being an effective ally and engaging in anti-racism requires significant self-reflection, vulnerability, humility, equity, and familiarity with power and privilege.

During this training we will explore and define racism, race based trauma, systemic oppression, white privilege, and white supremacy.  We will explore steps and skills for becoming an effective and conscious ally as well as anti-racism skills and resources.

This webinar being offered by Dr. Malinda Trujillo. Dr. Trujillo is a bi-cultural (LatinX and White), bi-lingual, practicing psychologist in Vancouver and Camas. Her areas of specialization include trauma, multicultural counseling, and empowerment. She is a skilled facilitator in the areas of diversity, inclusion, and allyship.

To join this online program, you will need a computer, tablet or phone with a microphone. The link and password to join the event will be emailed to registrants one hour before the program begins. A phone number will be included to allow you to use a phone as speaker and microphone, if needed.


Library events and programs are open to the public and provided at no cost. Special accommodations may be requested using our Accommodation Request Form no later than 15 days prior to the event.


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