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NAT (V) - Allyship Workshop Session 1 (Wednesday, May 8, 7pm ET)

TTN Allyship Workshop - Session 1  May 8th   7pm ET

"I've Unpacked My Invisible Knapsack of White Privilege, Now What?"
Dr. Fabiola Desmont, Speaker


The TTN Allyship Workshop is a 4-part course that explores the topic of Allyship, focusing on what you can do to become a better ally. The full Workshop series will provide you with information, strategies, and skills that will deepen your knowledge on the topic and provide you with a path toward answering that oft-asked question, "What can I do?". 
Session 1, "I've Upacked My Invisible Knapsack of White Privilege, Now What?", Dr. Fabiola Desmont will set the stage for our exploration on Allyship. 
This 90-minute presentation is designed to be a practical guide, emphasizing the importance of allyship and the individual preparation needed before stepping in to support people with marginalized identities.   Dr. Desmont will lead participants in examining barriers and points of confusion that arise when individuals strive to be effective allies to people (and communities) of color.   Dr. Desmont's many years of experience teaching, consulting, and training in the area of Diversity & Inclusion have given her a rich background and expertise.    

Dr. Fabiola Desmont founded LEAP-Training and Consulting Services, LLC.  She is a clinical and organizational consultant who provides training and consultation to organizations interested in racial literacy and DEI-J (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Justice) work.  Dr. Desmont is also a trained Group Psychotherapist.  She received the Affiliate Societies Assembly Award for her tireless championing of anti-racism, diversity, equity and inclusion efforts.  Dr. Desmont is on faculty at Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Services & Social Research, New York University Silver School of Social Work and EGPS-Eastern Group Psychotherapy Society.  

Members and non-members are welcome to register. Invite a friend!  This first impactful session is open to all and required if you intend to take the full four week course.  It will be recorded and sent to all registered.

Fee for Session 1
Members:  $20      Non-Members:  $30

Continue the Journey... If you attended this workshop last winter, please come again!  The content has been changed to provide more practice and growth.

The Allyship Workshop consists of 4 sessions. Session 1 is required and will be recorded.  

Session 1:   May 8    I've Unpacked My Invisible Knapsack of White Privilege, Now What?  with keynote Dr. Fabiola Desmont  (DWS, LMSW, SIFI).

Session 2:   May 14   Don't Freeze Up - Speak up!  
Skill development through scenario-based practice

Session 3:   May 21   Book Banning & Voter Suppression
Discussion breakouts to increase awareness of racial impacts and the value of allyship.

Session 4:   May 28   You CAN Make a Difference!  
Lots of ideas on what you can do to make a difference and to assist you in creating a plan that works for you.

All sessions are held 7pm to 8:30m Eastern Time.

There will be up to an hour of prep materials (readings) sent to all registrants prior to each session. All breakouts will be facilitated discussions. 

For a deeper exploration, sign up for Sessions 2 - 4   

For those who want to further deepen their knowledge and skills, Sessions 2 - 4 is offered as a separate event bundle. 
Register here for Sessions 2-4

Attendance of individual sessions is not offered at this time.


Questions about the Workshop?  Contact Ginny Kiefer.


Wednesday, May 08, 2024, 7:00 PM until 8:30 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) (UTC-05:00)
Videoconference information will be provided in an email once payment is received.
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Ginny Kiefer
Event Coordinator
Open to All
Registration is required before Wednesday, May 08, 2024 at 6:00 PM
Payment In Full In Advance Only
Cancellation Policy:
If you are a member and cancel your registration before the specified deadline, you will receive a full refund as a credit to your account. You can use the credit to pay for another event or put it toward your annual dues payment. Non-members will receive a refund on their credit card, minus a $4 processing fee.

No refunds are available to members or non-members after the cancellation deadline.
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