Aiming for Allyship - A 4 Week Course ONLINE November 2020
Time & Location
About the event
4 week courses to deepen relationships, understanding, support and commitment.
Everyone* - Tuesdays November 3, 10, 17, 24 - 2020
*We alternate offering this online course for gender focused groups some months, and then one group for everyone in other months. November we will have one group for everyone all together. In other months, when we separate groups, the first group is for women (cis and trans) and non-binary people, including those who are or identify as women, female, non-binary, genderqueer, genderfluid, two spirit, third gender, and/or questioning. The second group is open to all who would like to participate with a focus for cis-men, all who identify as men and/or who have been socialized as men - there are 4 free spots for women/trans/genderqueer and non-binary participant/observers to contribute as witnesses and help with group accountability. If you have a strong preference to join us in a month when we offer this course in two groups let us know.
TIMES: 5:00pm-8:00pm Pacific Time
Live on Zoom!***
***(Note these discussions will not be recorded, as recording can limit some folks desire to engage. Presentations will be available for each session)
10 People Minimum/ Group and a maximum of 24
You’ve heard the term ally, and you want to be there for people. You don’t want to unconsciously contribute to sexism and racism and other forms of systemic oppression in your life and community. But what to do? What to say? We’re here to help. Acting as an ally can feel complicated. We will investigate the ways in which folks have been socialized to behave, unpack male, cisgender, heterosexual and white privilege and why it not only enforces unhealthy power dynamics but also limits you, personally. Plan and practice effective responses to sexism and racism within your communities. Discuss how to respond when you are called in or out, and how to do that for others. This course will be an opportunity to do some inner work, grow as a person, ask hard questions, and be a force for change in your community. Join FemPower teachers, and Justice Movement founders, Natalie and Danya as they guide you through a deep dive into allyship and accountability.
WHAT TO EXPECT:
In addition to the 3 hour sessions once per week, participants can expect to make time for journaling, reflection, between session homework as well as ‘pod’ or small groups - that meet up once/week between meetings.
- $20-$40 Sliding scale / week
- $80-$160 for the month
- Needs based scholarships (this option is integrated into the Registration form)
How much should I pay for a sliding scale course? Sliding scale takes into account your financial situation and circumstances when setting tuition. The higher end of the scale ($40/week) is intended for those with stable incomes and the ability to save. Your ability to support at the higher end allows the course to offer sliding scale tuition! The lower end of the scale ($20/week) is intended for students, and others who are getting by but don’t have much extra in their budget. For those with little-to-no income, especially in these difficult economic times, scholarships are available.