Date: November 15th 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm EST
Description: Since the Black Lives Matter movement re-emerged in 2020, there has been a lot of talk about allyship but not as much clarity about what it means in practice. When challenging larger oppressive power structures, it is key that we are intentional in how we frame the work we do, as much confusion arises from problematic notions of what it means to be an alley.
Allyship is not an identity—it is a lifelong process of building relationships based on trust, consistency, and accountability. At CRE, initiatives are underway to build relationships while strengthening solidarity between BIPOC youth. “From Allyship to Advocacy” will feature panelists who have transformed their knowledge into action and are making change by bridging together different communities. If you are feeling lost or stuck in your advocacy journey, join us as we share our passion for solidarity work, lessons learned and how we can integrate youth into every part of the process.