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Deconstructing Allyship

  • Grand Street Healing Project 105 Grand Street Brooklyn, NY, 11249 United States (map)

This is a space for accountability work to take place for white people committed to doing the ongoing work of anti-racism by learning and unpacking allyship, privilege, and systems like the Ally Industrial Complex.

We will be turning the mirror back on ourselves to have brave and honest reflections on how our own whiteness perpetuates and is complicit in maintaining racial disparities. Together, we will go deeper in exploring the obstacles, as well as, the methods to create greater accountability in our lives moving forward.

- Common Ground: Learn shared language, and terms, as building blocks for an anti-racist framework

- Self-Refection: White privilege and white fragility within the field of birth work

- Showing Up and Owning Up to Stages of Whiteness: The role of accountability, responsibility, action, and compassion

- Individual, Institutional, Systemic: Tools to identify and disrupt white supremacy within birth work

- From Ally to Accomplice: Allyship as a lived practice. The work of deconstructing the Ally Industrial Complex

- Equitable relationships through a decolonized lens; moving toward a anti-racist approach in birth justice

Aimee Brill is a mother, organizer and activist, community-based doula trainer, and is the co-director and founder of Village Birth International. VBI believes that reproductive justice and health equity is a universal human right. She provides consulting services on deconstructing allyship and whiteness for organizations interested in learning more about committing to anti-racist models into their framework and partnerships. She has been a birth worker since 2003.

Pre-registration is required.

For more information or to pre-register contact Amy Brill, email:

Earlier Event: September 28
General ACA
Later Event: September 30
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