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Being a Good Ally - Massachusetts Service Alliance

How to Understand and Advocate for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice

This course is focused on individual perspectives and roles in supporting inclusion and equity best practices. Participants will learn about historic and institutionalized systems of oppression with the goal of viewing the world through different lenses of the American experience. Learners will dive into topics related to bias, privilege, human rights and being an ally to help them learn to advocate and support individuals experiencing oppression or discrimination and the systems that enable continued oppression. This workshop centers on the individual’s role in creating change on issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion in their everyday lives and experiences. Key activities and discussions will focus on:

  • Overcoming Bias
  • Defining Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice
  • Understanding Privilege and Access
  • Being an Ally and Advocate
  • Current Events and Challenges Related to DEI topics
  • Language, Representation, and Unconscious Bias
  • Microaggressions and “isms”
  • Inclusion as a way of life


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The SISGI Group
The SISGI Group
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Learning about topics related to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) can serve as a foundation for further work on DEI related topics. It is important to note that this is a broad and challenging topic area that can not be fully covered in one course. It is recommended that this course serve as a springboard for additional opportunities for you to read, reflect and build from the information provided in the course. Resources and suggestions for this continued work are provided at the end of the course.

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