Democrats Abroad China welcomes you to allyship training facilitated by Clemon Courtney. Clemon has facilitated a series of race and company culture talks with organizations such as AmCham China, NYU Shanghai, Moishe House, Unravel Storytelling, and Lycée Français de Shanghai. With over 15 years of experience, he brings the honesty, knowledgeability, tact and humor to create safe spaces to get real about race.
We encourage all members interested in building safer and more productive for activism spaces to attend.
Intro, Norms and Combating Defensiveness (5 minutes)
Show of Hands Warmup (thumbs up: agree; palms flat facing camera: somewhat agree; thumbs
down: disagree) (5 minutes)
I feel my work is appreciated.
I feel like my responsibilities at work are clear.
I find it hard to say no to tasks that aren’t in my volunteer description.
Poor stress management contributes to most of our problems when working together.
Our group often has poor interpersonal communication.
Race often negatively impacts our interactions.
Gender often negatively impacts our interactions.
Age/ seniority often negatively impacts our interactions.
Share Out (30 minutes)
Attendees will address specifics of the above statements and share any stories or examples
while being reminded of the time limit.
Microaggressions, Optics and Mindfulness (30 minutes)
What are some microaggressions that you experience regularly?
What are some things your fellow volunteers can be mindful of when engaging with you?
The role of optics in interpersonal exchanges
The nuances of vigilance and hypervigilance
Wrap Up: Takeaways & Moving Forward (15-20 minutes)
Meeting ID: 831 4161 2745 Passcode: together
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