Turning White Privilege Into Change

We’re taking the Active-Ally Model online! This will be an opportunity to use time at home to dig in and learn about how to turn privilege into change. We will offer an introduction to the Active-Ally Model and move through the 3 phases – Awareness, Action, and Integration.

Register for this workshop if you are a white person who is interested in learning key skills for turning your privilege into change. You will be encouraged to make mistakes, take risks, try new behaviors, and feel your honest feelings.

We are excited to offer this workshop on a true sliding scale. All 15 tickets are available for free, with a donation option. If you are able, please donate what feels good to you. A typical workshop like this with the prep work to translate it to an online space would cost $50 a person. Again, no one will be turned away, and we trust you do what feels honest for you.

We are capping this group to 15 people to allow for more connection and conversation.

Short Bios:

Kyle Sawyer (they/them) is an anti-oppression facilitator and educator specializing in working with individuals and organizations on how to turn privilege into change. He is a trans, queer, mixed-race (middle eastern and white), white-passing individual. With over a decade of experience Kyle founded Building Allies in 2013 and developed the term Active-Ally, someone who witnesses injustice and responds to it in any situation. Kyle has worked with teachers, nonprofit organizations, students, therapists, social workers, community members, family members, and many others on learning how to be Active-Allies through an intersectional lens.

Toby Fraser (he/him) is the Manager for Community Education at a Domestic Violence agency in Philadelphia. He comes to this work through non-violent direct action based activism. He has done trainings ranging from workshops with youth about the roots of violence and social change to training professionals on concrete skills such as screening, safety planning and supporting survivors to direct action trainings, and anti-racism work the environmental movement. Toby identifies as a cis-gendered white man.