May 14, 21, 2021
Time: Friday 1-4pm; Friday 1-4pm
The Women’s Place (TWP) is pleased to host the Ohio State Advocates & Allies for Equity Initiative (A&A), which involves men in the crucial work of promoting gender equity. TWP is expanding this program and invites men and male-identified staff and faculty to join as new Advocates, one of the program’s core leaders for creating positive culture change at the university.
The Advocates & Allies initiative uses two designations to refer to participants:
- Allies – men and male-identified colleagues who attend ally workshops as participants and commit to promote gender equity
- Advocates – men and male-identified colleagues who facilitate the workshops for participants (allies), build ally networks, and advocate for inclusive practices in their areas of influence across the university
To date, more than 450 men have committed to being allies for building a more equitable environment at Ohio State. Advocates can help to continue growing these partnerships.
Through a workshop model designed by The Women’s Place, Advocates introduce male colleagues to evidence-based skills and strategies that work to remove barriers for women and other underrepresented faculty, staff, and students. For Spring 2021, all Ally sessions are delivered virtually. Advocates lead Ally sessions and encourage continual learning through periodic meetings with other Advocates. The Women’s Place asks that Advocates commit to volunteer with the program for a minimum of one year; longer term participation is always welcome.
You can become an Advocate by attending a two-part virtual orientation hosted by The Women’s Place:
- Friday, May 14, 1 - 4 pm
- Friday, May 21, 1 - 4 pm
New Advocates should complete both parts of the training. Please register for these sessions by 5pm on Tuesday, May 11. If you are interested in becoming an Advocate but have a scheduling conflict, please contact the Advocates & Allies GAA, Mariana Miguelez Gomez, to express your interest.
Questions? Contact The Women's Place.