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Mar
20

Standing Up for Your Values: How to be an Ally in Everyday Life

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Tyler Haynes Commons, 305
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This event is full and not accepting additional registrations. You can register for the 3 pm talk here.

Do you care deeply about equality and justice, but don't know how to effectively stand up for your values? In this talk, Valeria Aurora outlines the basics of how to act as an ally: how to use the power and influence you have to change the behavior and beliefs of people around you. This talk will give you the framework for continuing to grow your ally skills and understand how to effectively use your power and influence to make the world a better place.

Valerie Aurora is a software engineer turned diversity and inclusion consultant. She is the founder and principal consultant of Frame Shift Consulting, and the lead author of the Ally Skills Workshop, which teaches people with more power and influence how to support people with less. She co-founded the Ada Initiative and Double Union, non-profits supporting women in technology and the arts. Prior to that, she worked as a Linux kernel and file systems developer at Red Hat, IBM, Intel, and other companies.

This event is sponsored by the Office of the Provost, the School of Arts and Sciences, the Jepson School of Leadership Studies, Westhampton College, Richmond College, and Common Ground.

Contact: Kelly Shaw