The terms allyship, diversity, equity, and inclusion (‘DEI’) have come under scrutiny due to how we approach and practice them. While we may strive to support people who have been socially marginalized, or dismantle structures that create advantages and disadvantages for certain groups of people, the outcomes do not always align with our intentions. Now more than ever, it is important for us to reflect on our roles and positionalities if we are to create sustainable change. During this month’s meetup we will explore:
the meaning and frameworks of allyship and DEI
the social implications of privilege and non-privilege
tips on how to approach and embody allyship in the DEI field
Candice Belanoff, ScD, MPH, Maternal and Child Health Epidemiologist, Boston University School of Public Health
Jess Lee, Diversity Equity and Inclusion Director, City Year
Felicia Jadczak, Co-CEO and Head of DEI, She+ Geeks Out
5:00-5:15- Event check-in begins; mingling
5:15-5:25- Welcome, SGO intro, housekeeping/announcements, intro to panelists
5:25-5:50- Moderated panel discussion
5:50-6:00- Audience Q&A
6:00-7:00- Closing and open networking
How is this going to work?
We’ll be sending out a calendar invite to all attendees one week prior to the event. In that invite, you’ll get a bunch of details on how it works, as well as a list of virtual table topics that we’ll pre-set for you to assist in our virtual networking (don’t worry, we’ll leave some room for random on-the-fly conversations too, you can just consider these icebreakers!). You won’t need to download any software, but for the best experience we recommend having a computer with both camera and microphone capability.
About SGO DEI Meet-Ups:
If you’re leading efforts around diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) at your company, are just starting to dive into the topic at your workplace, or want to learn more about DEI at work, this meetup is for you! Join others from a variety of industries, with various levels of experience and backgrounds who are also working toward creating equity in the workplace. Make connections, share experiences and learn from each other in a casual setting. Open to all genders.