White Allyship in Close-knit Communities

February 5, 2020 | 6:00 p.m. | Cook Memorial Library

2006 4th St., La Grande OR 97850

What does it mean to be a white ally, especially in close-knit communities? And what does it mean to have the support of white allies? What is needed from white people in our communities to move the conversation about racism—both statewide and nationally—forward in a productive and respectful way? In this conversation led by facilitator Alexis James, participants will have the chance to explore their identities, learn how to acknowledge different lived experiences without alienating friends and neighbors, and move toward action in their own communities. This conversation will set the table for bringing discussions about racism, white culture, and identity to your dining room, living room, and backyard BBQs. This conversation is open to and welcomes people of all racial backgrounds and identities.

Event Sponsors

Northeast Oregon Economic Development District




Sara Miller at saramiller@neoedd.org or (541) 426-3598 103