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White Ally Development Group Meeting
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7/7/2020
When: Tuesday, July 7, 2020
7:00 pm
Where: Online Webinar
United States
Contact: Mary Ann Clark

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Dear Fellow FPA Members,

 

In the past few months, we have watched the world turned on its end. First a global pandemic forced us to act as citizens of the world and realize again that the safety of one country would translate into the safety of others. Then, with the murder of George Floyd we had unmistakable evidence of the extent of racism in our country. Mass protests emerged worldwide. Now we have the opportunity to change things for the better.

 

Just as in the “Me Too” movement addressing the sexual abuse of women, this is not just a one-sided issue. If men did not join that movement, the abuse would not stop and if whites don’t join this movement then racism will not stop. Examining how we got to this point and recognizing our implicit biases is essential to moving our country forward. We learn and relearn the lesson that we are in this together.

With this in mind, we ask that you join us for the first White Ally Development Group meeting on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 7:00. We are organizing this group to support the goals of our newly formed BIPOC group.

 

Thank you for your interest,                                         

Gary Howell, Psy.D.

Mary Ann Clark, Ph.D.

Co-chairs

White Ally Development Group

 

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White Ally Development Group


Definition: White Ally Development Group is a designated space for psychologists and graduate students who identify as White. 

 

Goals: To create a space for difficult dialogues about anti-Blackness, racism, White privilege, and White supremacy. The primary goal of this group is to explore and develop stronger White allyship skills. Those skills are enhanced by an openness to challenge personal biases and willingness to talk about them and find solutions to better support our colleagues, friends, students, and patients of color. As we move forward, there will be open discussions and more structured discussions about allyship for White psychologists and graduate students. This group will provide support for identifying ways to show up, amplify, and give power to voices of color.

 

Vision: As the group evolves, we envision a process that allows for tremendous personal and professional growth. We will tackle challenging topics and stay relevant to what is going on in the world around us. Our initial meetings may focus more on the role of ally development around supporting our Black colleagues and students.

 

Note:  Online registration is not required, just click the zoom link above to join the meeting.