Advocates & Allies for Equity Ally Workshop

Three men wearing business casual clothing sitting next to each other listening intently with two men blurred in the foreground.
Jun 14, 2024
Time: Friday 10am-12pm
Location:
Sullivant Hall, Barnett Center Collaboratory, Room 141
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Sponsor:
The Women's Place
Fee:
Free

Deadline to register: Jun 13, 2024

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Fee:
Free
Deadline to register: Jun 13, 2024
Register

The Women's Place invites allies to help create a more inclusive and equitable culture for women and minoritized groups at Ohio State. In this in-person workshop led by male campus leaders/Advocates, learn about gender bias and microaggressions, the skills and strategies to interrupt them, 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.

This in-person workshop will take place on the central part of the Columbus campus. Participation is open to all. The exact location will be determined by the number of registrants. Details will be emailed to participants by June 3 or earlier.

Why Ally Workshops Focus on Men

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. Led by and designed for men, these sessions aim to offer a safe and supportive space for participating in critical conversations and are open to all. It’s an environment where men, often for the first time, can openly explore their questions, confusions, hopes and concerns related to diversity issues in their organizations.

If you have questions about accessibility or wish to request additional accommodations, please contact womensplace@osu.edu. Typically two weeks' notice will allow us to provide access.

*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.