Learning to Do Better as a White Ally at NAIS’s POCC

This week I will be attending NAIS’s People of Color Conference after having heard about it for years from my POC friends and colleagues. Participating in some incredible workshops led by some of our high school students who had attended in previous years and being told that there was space for white allies had me eager to go. And so now I am, hoping to learn, listen, and to come back a better ally for my school community and outside as well.  If anyone familiar with the conference has recommendations for me, I’d love to hear from you in the comments.

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3 responses to “Learning to Do Better as a White Ally at NAIS’s POCC

  1. The conference sounds like a great resource with the potential for offering practical suggestions as well as political and personal insights.
    Will educating students and peers about anti-Semitism be on the agenda?
    Since you are Jewish, I would assume you would feel obligated to stand up for this issue. Although it may be trite to quote the Rabbi Hillel adage, it always bears repeating: “If I am not for myself, who will be for me? And if I am only for myself, what am I? And if not now, when?”

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  2. Appreciating the commitment you put into your blog and detailed information you present.
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