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Anti-Racism and Allyship with Zoe Bender


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Zoe Bender is a long-time friend, American History high-school teacher, and has been doing social justice activism for over 15 years. Today, we're talking about it what it means to be an ally to the Black community. 

What you'll learn (or why you should care):

  • The collective awakening of liberal white folks 
  • Skills necessary for being on the lifelong journey of white allyship
  • What are white socialism and white fragility
  • How you can avoid being a performative ally
  • How to examine your relationship to racism and white supremacy 


White Fragility: Why It's So Hard To Talk To White People About Racism by Robin DiAngelo

Article on White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo

What is Socio Emotional Learning?

TatianaTMac's Tweet to White People about Burn Out

Showing Up For Racial Justice

the UNtraining

Donate to The Loveland Foundation

The 5 Methods of Divestment & Weaponization of White Power & Privilege from Community Ready Corps

The Conscious Competence Ladder as described by Elena Aguilar

Tamisha Williams is a dynamic facilitator who uses movement and storytelling to nurture the growth and development of those she serves. She is skilled in using frameworks of equity, justice, and inclusion to assess and develop institutional initiatives. Tamisha is a transformational leader inspiring educators, parents, and school administrators in deepening their equity-literacy skills

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Workshops and Training that Zoe has attended:

"People of Color Conference" organized by the National Association of Independent Schools - December 2018 (

"Undoing Racism Workshop" led by People's Institute for Survival and Beyond

"PeopleSkool" led by POOR magazine

"Being mindful and white in a Multicultural World" led by the East Bay Meditation Center

Member of "Uruhu Solidarity Movement" under the leadership of the African People's Socialist Party

"Resisting Racism Workshop" led by Ewuare Osayande and People Organized Working to Eradicate Racism 

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Shaun Galanos is a love coach and host of The Love Drive podcast. His mission is to spread love through emotional intimacy. He lives in Montreal with his dog, Roger.