Allies workshop: training supporters of women in open technology and culture
The Allies workshop is for people who may or may not be women in open technology and culture, focusing on practical, everyday ways they can support women in their community. After a short introduction on the basic concepts, we role-play or watch other people role-play through common scenarios, and discuss why some things work and others don’t. The entire curriculum is available free online and licensed CC-BY-SA.
Some of the topics covered in the allies workshop are:
- brief, effective responses to sexism and discrimination
- using leadership status to support women in your community
- when to engage and when to disengage from arguments about sexism and discrimination
The Ada Initiative allies workshop curriculum starts at one hour in length and is suitable for venues including open technology and culture conferences, workplaces and event staff training days. We cater for audience sizes up to 40 participants.
The allies workshop curriculum was created by community members under the leadership of Ada Initiative co-founder Valerie Aurora and she and co-founder Mary Gardiner are both experienced facilitators.
Would you like to host an allies workshop?
We offer this workshop both as a paid service and on a cost-only basis. Our availability to teach the workshop is not guarenteed. If you’d like us to teach the workshop for no fee, the conditions are:
- you provide local hotel accommodation and travel in premium economy class, if the workshop is held outside Sydney, Australia or the San Francisco Bay area
- you offer at least half of the workshop space to non-profit employees and open tech/culture volunteers
Contact email@example.com to discuss hosting an allies workshop.