Wed, May 31|
Accomplices in Action (AIA) 2023 Information Session!
Please join us for an informational session with the facilitators of Accomplices in Action, as well as past participants! This session will allow you to get a better understanding of the program, let you know what to expect, give you a chance to ask any outstanding questions, etc.
Time & Location
May 31, 5:00 PM
About the Event
Who?: This session is for any people who identify as white.
What? This is a cohort-style series that will challenge participants to explore the concepts of whiteness (white fragility, white privilege, and white supremacy, white rage, and more) both in how they show up personally and in how they manifest in our society. This is a space in which white folx will hold one another accountable, be honest about the harm they have caused, and name and explore ways to continue their anti-racism journeys and challenge white supremacy in every way possible.
Facilitators of this shared learning space will be Kristen Tubman and Alyssa MacMeekin. They have been selected by The Wells team due to their demonstrated committment to naming how white supremacy shows up in themselves and challenging other white people to learn better and do better.
Here's a bit more about them:
Kristen Tubman grew up and lives in Baltimore, though she was born on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. She has spent the last 15 years teaching Spanish and engaging in Diversity & Equity work with 6th-12th grade students. Additionally, Kristen facilitates and learns with adults in various white affinity groups and workshops on a wide range of topics including Anti-racism, Whiteness, and Privilege. Her most rewarding work has been as a co-planner of the Baltimore Student Diversity Leadership Conference for high-schoolers and the Middle School Student Leadership in Diversity Conference, both of which are led by brilliant student facilitators. She is always excited to learn more, to engage in dialogue, and to grow from feedback.
Alyssa MacMeekin has been teaching high school science and engaging in equity and justice work for 15 years. She works with students and adults of all ages to hold space for conversations and learning around equity, justice, and belonging. Growing up in many different places across the United States created an opportunity for Alyssa to learn the importance of different perspectives as well as understand how one’s identity informs how one navigates and, is perceived, in the world. This has been the foundation of her work in white affinity spaces as she continues her learning while also helping others understand the role of whiteness, privilege, and systemic white supremacy in their lives.
Information Session Ticket