Aspiring Ally Identity Development Resources
Thanks for your interest in the Aspiring Anti-Racist Identity Development webinar. Below you will find links to some of the things I covered and more. There is a lot here, take it at your own pace. If you are interested in a bit of a deeper dive on content briefly mentioned you can scroll through my blog posts related to social justice education which are compiled at this link.
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Resources on the Aspiring Ally Identity Development Model
Questions for Reflection (for White aspiring allies)
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?
How could accepting the inevitable racism within you, help you become less racist and more conscious of how your racism manifests itself, so you do less harm, and can do more good?
How is systemic racism that oppresses BIPOC, also harming you and your life as a white person? What is the price you are paying as a white person for living in a racist system?
What tools are you committed to engaging with to be more effective, consistent, and sustainable aspiring ally?
How will you help cultivate the aspiring allyship of others?
- Social Media
- BLM Sign
- Apologize & do better
- Write an Op-Ed
- Give your talents, skills, or products
- Support BIPOC in your life
- Vote, phone bank, run for office
- Connect with your neighbors of color
- Withdraw from an opp & rec a BIPOC
- Donate earning to BIPOC orgs
- For more actions the link below of collected resources literally has hundreds of possibilities included. There is not excuse for inaction.
- Why Minneapolis Was the Breaking Point by Wesley Lowery
- Land Acknowledgement from On Being
- White Supremacy Culture by Tema Okun (includes perfectionism)
- Brave Space from Brian Arao and Kristi Clemens
- Racism is Systemic
- The Power of Unlearning
- Anger as a Destructive Force or a Force for Social Justice and Change
- Mindfulness in General
- Mindfulness for Racial Justice Specifically
- Mindfulness to Explore White Urgency by Beth Berila
- Hope as a Tool for Social Justice by Alejandro Covarrubias
- Radical Acceptance by Tara Brach
- Mindful Resistance by Kyle Ashlee
- Self-Care for Activist by Debbie Irving
- Systemic Accountability by Paul Kivel