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How to be an Ally Against Racism

Racism persists as a systemic issue with far-reaching consequences and the fight against racism is more visible and vital than ever. Becoming an ally against racism is an ongoing journey of learning, understanding, and action; it is about transforming awareness into engagement and bystanders into advocates.
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Course Code: VILT-AAR

90 mins (Perfect for use as part of a blended learning programme)

This programme is available for groups and teams

Racism persists as a systemic issue with far-reaching consequences and the fight against racism is more visible and vital than ever. Becoming an ally against racism is an ongoing journey of learning, understanding, and action; it is about transforming awareness into engagement and bystanders into advocates.
In a world striving for equality and justice, the role of allies in combating racism is pivotal. 
This course offers practical guidance for those who want to support colleagues and peers in the fight against racism, guiding you through three essential steps to start you on this journey. By understanding the history and different forms of racism, you will learn how to spot discriminatory practices and the sometimes subtle dynamics that sustain them. Through a series of reflective exercises and discussions, you will develop the skills to listen with empathy and to support those whose voices are often marginalized. And crucially, you'll learn how to confidently speak out against racially biased behavior — because being an ally means being ready to act.
With this course we aim to provide a solid foundation for understanding a complex and sensitive issue; to enlighten you and prepare you to identify and challenge racial injustices.

 

  • Have you ever witnessed an act of racism and felt unsure about how to respond?
  • Do you want to support colleagues from minority backgrounds but worry about saying the wrong thing?
  • Are you curious about how you can use your own privilege to foster inclusivity and equality?
  • Would you like to understand the subtle ways in which racism can infiltrate daily interactions?
  • Are you committed to building a workplace where everyone feels heard, respected, and valued, regardless of their race?

By the end of this session, you will be able to:

  • Recognize the various forms of racism and understand their historical context and ongoing impact
  • Use active and empathetic listening to facilitate inclusive conversations
  • Use your power, influence and privilege to amplify the voices of marginalized people
  • Confidently speak out against racist acts and biased behavior
Overview

Racism persists as a systemic issue with far-reaching consequences and the fight against racism is more visible and vital than ever. Becoming an ally against racism is an ongoing journey of learning, understanding, and action; it is about transforming awareness into engagement and bystanders into advocates.
In a world striving for equality and justice, the role of allies in combating racism is pivotal. 
This course offers practical guidance for those who want to support colleagues and peers in the fight against racism, guiding you through three essential steps to start you on this journey. By understanding the history and different forms of racism, you will learn how to spot discriminatory practices and the sometimes subtle dynamics that sustain them. Through a series of reflective exercises and discussions, you will develop the skills to listen with empathy and to support those whose voices are often marginalized. And crucially, you'll learn how to confidently speak out against racially biased behavior — because being an ally means being ready to act.
With this course we aim to provide a solid foundation for understanding a complex and sensitive issue; to enlighten you and prepare you to identify and challenge racial injustices.

 

Is it right for me?
  • Have you ever witnessed an act of racism and felt unsure about how to respond?
  • Do you want to support colleagues from minority backgrounds but worry about saying the wrong thing?
  • Are you curious about how you can use your own privilege to foster inclusivity and equality?
  • Would you like to understand the subtle ways in which racism can infiltrate daily interactions?
  • Are you committed to building a workplace where everyone feels heard, respected, and valued, regardless of their race?
What will I learn?

By the end of this session, you will be able to:

  • Recognize the various forms of racism and understand their historical context and ongoing impact
  • Use active and empathetic listening to facilitate inclusive conversations
  • Use your power, influence and privilege to amplify the voices of marginalized people
  • Confidently speak out against racist acts and biased behavior
For groups & teams

Up to 15 people per programme.

From £1350 (+VAT)

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