Aspiring Ally Development Workshop Series Resources

Thank you for participating in the Aspiring Ally Development Workshop Series. Below you will find links to many of the things I covered and more. There is a lot here, take it at your own pace.

Let’s Connect

In addition to the social justice content we touched on, I provide virtual offerings on mindful leadership, toward thriving, emotionally intelligent leadership, strategic planning, and more. If you would like to bring this content to your community, workplace, organization, or team, please let me know. This could be a much needed hour to explore, half-day interactive virtual workshop to connect, or a full-day in-depth virtual retreat to develop your individual and collective leadership capacity. I have committed that any fees I receive through paid engagements on this aspiring allies topic in 2020 and 2021 from higher ed and non-profits will be 100% donated to organizations working toward racial justice. Let’s do some good work together!

I’d really recommend Sharing Fire, my free newsletter of what I am thinking, learning, contributing, and being inspired by. You get a free newsletter about every two weeks. You can view some older issues and sign-up here. Subscribers get access to all issues and a free copy of Making the Complex Uncomplicated: 30 Tips for Leadership, Learning, & Equity. 

If you are interested in coaching, you can learn more at this link. You can schedule a free sample session via the contact form at the very bottom of any of my pages on this site.

If you have any feedback or would like to connect in any way, please let me know via the Contact Form on the bottom of this page. It generates an email directly to me that no one else sees. I’m always learning along with you.

Workshop Session 1: Foundations of Social Justice

Foundations of Social Justice

Links

     

    Videos

    Color Blind or Color Brave

    Brené Brown: The Power of Vulnerability

    Morpheus from The Matrix discussing systemic oppression.

    A simple illustration of privilege.

    Books

    Adams, M., Bell, L. A., Goodman, D., & Joshi, K. Y. (2016). Teaching for diversity and social justice (Third ed.). Routledge. 

    Workshop Session 2: Aspiring Ally Identity Development

    Aspiring Ally Identity Development

    Readings

       

      Questions for Reflection

      What really motivates you to speak up when you do?

      What is getting in your way of being a more effective, consistent, and sustainable aspiring ally?

      Workshop 3: Deepening the Learning

      Deepening the Learning

      Common Obstacles

         

          • Fear of critique

          • Fear of my own racism

          • Binary thinking

        Tools

           

            • Messing Up & Accountability

          Videos

          Powerful testimonial to the difficulty of and liberation in forgiveness from Albert White Hat.

          The story of the Golden Buddha from Finding Joe. What armor have you developed? How is it getting in your own way?

          Quicksand by Guante. Speaking up and working toward social justice can be hard. This video goes through the many excuses I often go through in my head when I’m trying to justify and rationalize my own inaction.

          Workshop Session 4: Committing to Action

          Committing to Action

          Reading

          From Anti-Oppression to Liberation Approaches to Social Justice

          Links

             

            Videos

            bell hooks on blame, binary thinking, and cultivating social justice.

            Brené Brown: Listening to Shame

            J Smooth: How to tell someone they sound racist

            Becoming Less Racist: Lighting the Path to Anti-Racism video interview series with Simran Jeet Singh

            John Oliver on US History

            Potential Actions

               

                • Protest

                • Donate

                • Parent

                • Social Media

                • Learn

                • BLM Sign

                • Apologize & do better

                • Write an Op-Ed

                • Give your talents, skills, or products

                • Support people who experience oppression in your life

                • Vote, phone bank, run for office

                • Connect with your neighbors who experience oppression

                • Withdraw from an opportunity & recommend someone else

                • Donate earnings to a social justice organization

                • For more actions the link below of collected resources literally has hundreds (focused on racial justice) of possibilities included. There is no excuse for inaction.

              Collected Resources for Anti-Racism Learning

              Podcasts

              Let’s Connect

              In addition to the social justice content we touched on, I provide virtual offerings on mindful leadership, toward thriving, emotionally intelligent leadership, strategic planning, and more. If you would like to bring this content to your community, workplace, organization, or team, please let me know. This could be a much needed hour to explore, half-day interactive virtual workshop to connect, or a full-day in-depth virtual retreat to develop your individual and collective leadership capacity. I have committed that any fees I receive through paid engagements on this aspiring allies topic in 2020 and 2021 from higher ed and non-profits will be 100% donated to organizations working toward racial justice. Let’s do some good work together!

              Sharing Fire, KeithEdwards.com

              I’d really recommend Sharing Fire, my monthly newsletter of what I am learning, contributing, and being inspired by. You get a free newsletter the first Saturday of each month. You can view some older issues and sign-up here. Subscribers get access to all issues and a free guided meditation I do each morning when they subscribe.

              If you are interested in coaching, you can learn more at this link. You can schedule a free sample session via the contact form at the very bottom of any of my pages on this site.

              If you have any feedback or would like to connect in any way, please let me know via the Contact Form on the bottom of this page. It generates an email directly to me that no one else sees. I’m always learning along with you.