Building Allies workshops are a resource for reflection, discussion and experiential activities that facilitate an expanded understanding of active allyship.

Foundational Workshops

Our foundational workshops invite participants to implement new language and methods that expand their existing knowledge. Participants will engage with what Building Allies calls ‘active allyship’. An active ally is someone who witnesses injustice and responds to it in any situation, with actionable awareness. Each workshop uses multiple experiential exercises and facilitated discussion to support participants in understanding how to practice active allyship through.

Together we’ll discuss ally-centered practices and learn skills to later reference within everyday experiences. Through examples and dialogue, we will build confidence cooperatively so that participants can practice and engage anytime even in situations where long held belief systems are in place.

We design our workshops to fit the specific needs of each group, organization, or community.

Becoming a Trans Ally

Becoming a Trans Ally is designed to engage participants in critical thinking regarding their own identity in relation to trans and gender-nonconforming (GNC) identified individuals.

Turning Privilege Into Change

Turning Privilege Into Change is designed to engage participants in critical thinking, dialogue and activities regarding their own various layers of privilege in relation to the world around them. This workshop starts with awareness and ends with action.

Professional Workshops

Our workshops are designed to engage participants in critical thinking regarding their own identities. Building Allies will help you gain a better understanding of how to actively ally trans and gender nonconforming communities in a way that elevates your own work, and engenders greater social change.

Becoming A Trans Ally for Mental Health Professionals

This workshop is a two-day experiential workshop that invites participants to learn and implement new vocabulary, map and expand their understanding of trans and gender-nonconforming identities, engage active ally-focused practices, and develop skills that can be used and referenced in therapeutic work.


Find one of our workshops at an event near you!

October 29th

Models of Pride

Sunday, October 29th, 2017
Los Angeles, California @ USC

Presenting: Becoming A Trans Ally
Youth and Parent/Professional Track

Room & Time: TBD

The Models of Pride conference includes workshops and resources covering the experiences of LGBTQ youth transitioning to adulthood, but not limited to LGBT issues. Building Allies will be presenting within the programming track for parents of LGBTQ youth as well as professionals who work with LGBTQ youth.