Active-Allyship: Awareness, Action, Integration
The Active-Ally Model is a guide to a process. It is not prescriptive. It is not a step list or a how-to guide. It was developed through the experience of becoming. Through questioning ways of being. Through the challenge of living in the gray, the middle, the margins, and the otherwise. The Active-Ally Model offers a way to think differently, to move and be differently. It does not offer a destination. It offers a different lens to do life through.
What Happens If We Do Something Different?
This is an application of The Active-Ally Model in response to the uprisings happening in Minneapolis, across the US, and the protests around the world. The focus is on race, and specifically Black lives. The Active-Ally Model offers a grounding, guiding and holding process to move through our individual and collective resistance to understanding our role in the cycle of complacency of upholding white supremacy – and breaking it – in order to change the system.
Turning White Privilege Into Change – In Practice
These questions were asked during our online workshops. This document will continue to grow as more questions come in. The hope is this offers support, guidance, clarity, a reorientation, inspiration, or anything else you might need as you continue this work.
What is The Active-Ally Model?
The Active-Ally Model is a guide to a process. The Active-Ally Model offers a way to think differently, to move and be differently. It does not offer a destination. It offers a different lens to do life through.
What are the Three Foundational Understandings?
To step into Active-Allyship, there are three foundational understandings we must embody: understanding privilege, utilizing an intersectional lens, and exposing our implicit biases.
What are The Five Tenets?
The Five Tenets offer a space to come back to, a space to inhabit, a space to hold. They are a space to set our struggles and confusions, a place in which we can work with others. The Five Tenets offer a hand, a shoulder…
Phase One: Awareness
Awareness is both the first phase and the intermittent step for the other two phases. Without Awareness, Actions will often be misguided…