Active-Allyship: Awareness, Action, Integration
At Building Allies we root our work in the Active-Ally Model of Awareness, Action, Integration. The Active-Ally model is a guide to a process. It offers a way to think differently, to move and be differently. It offers a different lens to do life through. We offer workshops for each stage of the model and guide participants to determine what Active-Allyship looks like in the context of their personal and professional experiences.
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 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…
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.
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…
Phase Two: Action
The Action phase, like Awareness, is not just one way of being. Action can look like educating ourselves. It can look like engaging a stranger, a coworker, or friend…