32nd Annual Conference

March 10-12, 2020

Minneapolis Convention Center, Minnesota

(Canceled) Moving from Ally to Accomplice: How Far Are You Willing to Go to Disrupt Racism in the Workplace?

90-minute Workshops

Day 2

Session Code: S1-K
When: March 11, 2020
Location/Room: M100ABC
Level: Intermediate
Track: Social Responsibility
Presenter: Tai Harden-Moore, Moore Consultants, LLC



Despite organizational efforts, many employees of color still experience racism and discrimination in the workplace. In addition to encountering racism and discrimination, many employees of color are relegated to positions that are not commensurate with their experience, skill level or level of education. One of the factors that contributes to this is that White people have become too comfortable in their role as allies, which often sees them listening to a colleague of color about their encounters with racism in the workplace, without requiring them to take any direct action against the racism and discrimination within their organization.

The goal of this session is to help attendees understand that being an ally is not enough because simply listening and observing is not enough. In order to disrupt racism in the workplace—and beyond—we must be willing to speak up for and with marginalized groups, even if that means we are putting our own privilege at risk.

Learning Outcomes
  • Demonstrate the ability to identify what constitutes an ally and what constitutes an accomplice in real-world scenarios
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the obstacles that many people of color face in the workplace and why accomplice-ship is so important to our pursuit of DEI in the workplace

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