WICKER PARK — Between the “Me Too” movement, Black Lives Matter and the inequity highlighted by the coronavirus pandemic, many Americans are thinking about their roles in upholding systems that oppress others.
In an effort to bring more people into the social justice conversation, Wicker Park leaders are hosting a workshop that aims to educate those new to these movements on how to better support women, people of color, the LGBTQ+ community and people with disabilities.
“Allyship 101,” a free virtual training, will take place 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday. Register for the training here.
If you’ve heard words such as “allyship,” “intersectionality” and “privilege” thrown around but don’t quite understand what they mean, this is a training for you.
The training is the second in a weekly series co-facilitated by Equity Arts and the Wicker Park Committee.
Formerly known as Community Arts Wicker Park, Equity Arts is a project focused on protecting local art from displacement. The effort is led by Heaven Gallery co-owner Alma Wieser. Learn more about Equity Arts here.
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