October 24, 2021

The Practice of Authentic Allyship

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When human rights are at risk, people need to stand together. But how do we stand with each other in a way that truly puts people who are vulnerable first? How do we make the vulnerable the “center of the universe” in a way that strengthens all our human rights?

Today many are confronting the reality of how our caste system impacts people of color, LGBTQ+, and our society as a whole. Practicing authentic allyship is more than wearing a safety pin. It is not something we claim for ourselves, but rather a recognition by groups who we are consistently and effectively supporting in their work for human and civil rights.

Terry Kyllo of Paths to Understanding will offer an introduction to allyship, casting a vision for how communities of wisdom can effectively center on those working for their human rights.