The ally skills teacher behind Dear Ally Skills Teacher is busy teaching all this week, so no column this week. Here are a few resources from the Ally Skills Workshop that you might find useful:
- Identifying your power and privilege: An exercise to help you figure out what societal advantages you have, so that you can recognize situations in which they give you more power and influence to fight unfairness. I prefer this exercise to the Privilege Walk for many reasons, but the most important is that it doesn’t force marginalized people who are passing as part of the privileged group to make a difficult decision about whether to claim that privilege or to out themselves as a member of marginalized group.
- Ally action discussion prompts: When you are trying to come up with a useful ally action, these questions can help you work through the implications of each option and choose a better solution.
- Goal-setting exercise: This worksheet helps you set specific goals for acting as an ally, start the process of doing research and getting feedback on your plans, and create accountability for yourself.
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