One Person’s guide to being an ally - 3 important Lessons I learnt last year


I have been on both sides – in a minority group as a woman of color and outside a minority group as a leader in open source. And many of us want to be allies and support people we know in communities such as womenintech, LGBTQ or disabled. But often struggle with how to do that. We are afraid of being seen as over-reaching, not knowing the right terminology to use or being seen as misguided. I was in the same position this past year with supporting friends in 2 communities I care about – LGBTQ and disabled. And I would like to share the important lessons I learnt: Being Open Minded Listening and Learning Finding ways to support and be a small part of the solution. Come join me to see how you too can be a champion or invite others to be an ally.

Room 103
Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 16:30 to 17:30