When: May 19, 2017
Where: Inner City Christian Federation (920 Cherry St SE,
Grand Rapids, MI 49506)
Cost: $45 (lunch included)
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Join Partners for a Racism Free Community for its May Learning Lab, “So You Want To Be An Ally” – A Safety Pin Box Workshop.” Join Safety Pin Box Co-Founder Leslie Mac for a workshop digging into what defines allyship in this unique time of Resistance. This session will feature personal reflections from Leslie’s work around the country, critical best practices for creating authentic accountability with marginalized communities, hands on breakout group work and a 4-week Safety Pin Box task to take home.
Lunch is included.
About Leslie Mac
Leslie Mac is a Brooklyn born & raised activist and a first generation American of Jamaican ancestry. She founded the Ferguson Response tumblr to connect nationwide efforts supporting the important racial justice movement started in Ferguson, MO. She has since expanded the Ferguson Response Network to provide additional support for Black organizers working to create lasting social change.
Projects include the Movement for Black Lives Convening, Women’s Freedom Conference & #MLKSitIn. She attended Northwestern University, Medill School of Journalism and is a founding member of the Black Lives of UU Organizing Collective. In 2016 with fellow activist Marissa Jenae Johnson Leslie founded Safety Pin Box, a monthly subscription box for white people striving to be allies in the fight for Black Liberation. She was recently named to Essence Magazine’s list of 100 Woke Women and is BlogHer’s 2017 Impact Voice of the Year. You can follow her on twitter @LeslieMac or visit LeslieMac.com for more information.