E9: Hannah Drake – A Note To White Allies Pt1

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Welcome to an episode 3 of 2021 For this episode I got together with the amazing author blogger and story-teller Hannah Drake to talk about what is the role of an ally and how to be and do better as an ally Please note some of the material we cover on this episode in relation to racism and slavery some people might find upsetting In most parts of the world we re finally engaging in substantive conversations about a once untouchable issue the white privilege The MeToo and Black Lives Matter movements as well as the systemic inequalities ingrained in our systems structures processes and institutions have been laid bare by the Covid-19 pandemic and have forced people in positions of power to realise that they must step up to make organisations more diverse fair and inclusive For too long leaders from the privileged groups have helped perpetuate the system that favours them by relegating diversity equity and inclusion DEI efforts to human resources or another employee group who engage in this work as a side project and rarely get remunerated for the extra work and emotional load this puts on them Very few understand the problem and what steps they can take to be effective allies with marginalised groups Hannah is from Tennessee US and has seen and experienced a lot of the systematic racism first hand Now her life s work is to speak up about these issues and very boldly share this through her blogs articles and books On this episode we covered 1 Terminology Language rules everything 2 Who told you this is going to feel good 3 Being a good person doesn t mean you are anti-racist or an ally4 White-washing of history5 Show me a place that white people have made better Liked the conversation Let me know by rating amp reviewing this podcast and engage in the conversation on Twitter by using changeagentpodcast You can follow and reach out to Hannah via Twitter HannahDrake628Instagram hannahdrake628Website www writesomeshit comGet in touch with Baiba via Twitter BaibaZiga and Consulting LHCLinkedIn amp Instagram Baiba ZigaE-mail info lakehouse-consulting comWebsite www lakehouse-consulting com subscribe to a weekly newsletter with handpicked articles podcasts videos and books Baiba is a People and Culture Transformation Consultant with passion for cultural intelligence and leadership development Get in touch with Baiba to talk about how she can help your organisation with cultural intelligence and leadership development on Diversity Equity amp Inclusion topics Sources quotes amp further reading https reflections yale edu article future-race becoming-trustworthy-white-allieshttps www racialequitytools org resourcefiles kivel3 pdfhttps www forbes com sites elissasangster 2020 09 28 how-allyship-makes-workplaces-more-inclusive sh 515704e884aehttps onlinelibrary wiley com doi abs 10 1111 socf 12148https hbr org 2020 11 be-a-better-ally