Presented by:

Kimberly Harris, M.Ed. (Kim)
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The purpose of this workshop is to teach participants basic concepts, definitions and terms associated with allyship and to teach participants about their identity, the connection between their identity, privilege and allyship and encourage participants to use their privilege to be advocates for equity and inclusion.

By the end of this workshop participants will be able to:

:: State the definitions of ally & privilege

:: Explore aspects of their identity by participating in an identify mapping exercise

:: State the proper behaviors and action steps of allies

:: Obtain resources for further exploration and self-development

This course is introductory for “How to Be an Ally: Next Steps” offered online at WCC on February 17, 2021 from 6-8 pm on Zoom. Register here:

Materials to bring: Participants will need a blank piece of paper and a pencil or pen to tabulate their score on the “privilege walk” exercise.

Additional Resources: Race, Diversity & Bias Awareness Resource List compiled by Kim.

Kim Harris has a master’s degree in education from Western Washington University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Berkeley in Humanities. Kim is a multicultural person of color who was raised in the multicultural area of Los Angeles California where she lived in racially and economically diverse communities. She has a social justice background and is one of the founders of the Bellingham Racial Justice Coalition in 2015.

Kim started Distinctive Voice Consulting in 2014 with a purpose of training educational employees, communities, businesses and social service agencies about bias, diversity, equity and inclusion. She does so by facilitating conversations about race, class and gender using adult teaching theories in a non-judgmental, non-polarizing, gracious and affirming environment. Her training ranges from beginning to advanced and are customized to suit the organization’s needs.

Kim is the proud recipient of the 2020 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Building award by the Bellingham Unity Committee. Distinctive Voice Consulting is also a Washington State certified minority/women business enterprise (MWBE) and DBE.

For more information on her business visit her website: www.DistinctiveVoiceConsulting.com

Audience: Community, Educators, Human Rights / Social Justice Professionals, Young Adults