Shared culture and white allies. In this episode Judith Germain speaks to Kendra Lee about shared culture and white allies. They discuss the importance of allyship and who tells the stories of marginalised communities. Does the choice of different races providing allyship training the right thing or is it just appeasing the majority group. How much ‘uncomfortableness’ is necessary for the training to be effective.
Kendra asks how much emotional labour should marginalised communities carry whilst educating others. This is a tricky conversation which attempts to share and build awareness whilst balancing the different concerns and needs of all.
They discuss how to set up an Allyship Programme and Judith talks about the risk to Social Capital that white allies face. To be an ally is an act of courage.
Kendra Lee is the Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the Philadelphia Inquirer. She was recently hired to support DEI efforts across all aspects of the organisation, including the newsroom, and will serve an instrumental role in community reach.
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Kendra Lee can be found on LinkedIn here.
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