“Allies” are people who support a group who are commonly the subject of discrimination or prejudice, but who are not members of that group.
The Ally Skills workshop teaches simple everyday ways for allies to use their privilege and influence to support people who are targets of systemic oppression in their workplaces and communities. This includes women of all races, people of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQ folks, parents, caregivers of all sorts, and people of different ages.
The format of the session will be some introductory material, followed by group-based discussion of several scenarios. All are welcome. Hope to see you there!
The Ally Skills Workshop at PLDI 2020 will be held on Saturday June 20, 2020, in the morning. It is based on the Ally Skills Workshop, developed by Frame Shift Consulting, using materials available at https://frameshiftconsulting.com/ally-skills-workshop/ under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license. Slides from the workshop will be made available as freely reusable, modifiable, and redistributable under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
Update: Unfortunately, we will not be offering a virtual Ally Skills Workshop at PLDI 2020. We hope to hold Ally Skills workshops at other PL conferences in the future, so keep your eyes out for other opportunities to participate.