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A key component to developing inclusive and equitable workplaces is understanding how each of us can leverage our individual and collective identities, privileges, and positionality to advance equity and inclusion. In this workshop, participants will explore how to integrate effective allyship into their personal and professional lives by reflecting on and naming their different intersectional identities and privileges, learning a model of engaging in allyship through centering people who hold marginalized identities, learning to meet people where they are, and developing action steps to enhance intersectional allyship at Amherst.


This workshop is designed to help participants promote equity within the College and:

  1. Understand our multiple intersecting identities and how they can be used to address inequities and support historically marginalized communities;
  2. Reflect on our personal experiences where we have felt supported by others and where we have provided support;
  3. Identify strategies that help us engage others in difficult conversations addressing systems of oppression (racism, homophobia, transphobia, abilism, etc.) and the need for systemic and organizational change;
  4. Develop individual action steps for how we can leverage our intersectional identities and collective power to create equitable environments at Amherst.

Presenter: Raquel Wood, Assistant Director of Inclusive Leadership, Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Thursday, July 14
9:00am – 12:00pm Porter Lounge, Converse Hall (in-person)