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How to be an Ally: From Awareness to Action

June 15, 2018 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
CNSI Auditorium

For anyone looking for effective strategies to help promote inclusion!

4-5pm- Lecture from Dr Evelyn Carter og UCLA BruinX

From Awareness to Action: The Path Toward Meaningful Allyship

Our diverse society offers many opportunities to learn about the triumphs, struggles, and experiences of a variety of groups. With this increased knowledge also comes awareness of grave social injustice and inequity that persists in how members of different groups are treated across all spheres of society. What are the ways to translate our awareness and desire to effect change into action that uplifts, and does not overshadow or stifle, the work of marginalized communities?

This talk will discuss ways to engage in meaningful allyship, what research tells us about being an ally, and the challenges that might arise along the way.

5-6 pm – Reception for Dialogue

Join us for a reception to discuss the lecture and start a conversation about how to promote inclusion in all corners of UCLA.

Evelyn Carter Biography

Dr. Evelyn Carter is a social psychologist currently working as a Research Scientist in the UCLA Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. She holds a B.A. from Northwestern University, an M.A. from University of Illinois at Chicago, and a Ph.D. from Indiana University. Her research on how people detect and discuss cues to racial bias has been published in peer-reviewed journals and funded by the National Science Foundation. Her current job harnesses her passion for using evidence-based methods to create and sustain inclusive climates within universities and organizations; to this end, she has led collaborative research teams at 7 different institutions. Evelyn is also a dynamic speaker and has presented nationally and internationally on topics related to her own research and how social science research can inform responses to and understanding of relevant issues of the day. You can learn more about her work at her website: www.evelyn-carter.com.

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