Advocates & Allies for Equity - 2024 Ally Workshops

Register for a 2024 Ally workshop.
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The Women's Place invites male* allies to help create a more inclusive and equitable culture for women and minoritized groups at Ohio State. In these Advocates & Allies for Equity intermediate-level Ally workshops, male colleagues can learn about gender bias and microaggressions, the skills and strategies to interrupt it, and ways to contribute to positive changes on Ohio State's campuses.

Ally workshops are part of the Advocates & Allies for Equity initiative launched by The Women's Place and partners in November 2016. This NSF, evidence-based initiative involves male leaders, or Advocates, convening to develop male Allies into a cross-campus network in support of advancing women and underrepresented faculty and staff.

To better involve men in the collective efforts towards culture change, the Advocates & Allies workshops focus on encouraging men to take greater responsibility for interrupting everyday and structural inequities. As the primary participants in this program, male colleagues share and learn while holding each other accountable for growth. These sessions aim to offer a safe and supportive space for participating in critical conversations.

TWP is offering three dates to attend the workshop this winter and spring. If you have already attended an ally workshop, please share these opportunities with your male colleagues. Click on the dates below for more information and registration.

Virtual: March 7, 2024, 2 – 4pm

In-person: June 14, 2024, 10am – noon

*We welcome transgender and nonbinary people who feel comfortable in a setting focused on men’s transformational learning to participate as both Advocates and Allies. Workshops are open to people of all genders.