GFA senior Katysha Sorokin will be co-facilitating a workshop on the importance of allyship at the fourth annual Saturday Summit on Social Justice (SSSJ), to take place virtually Saturday, November 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sorokin shared, "We will lead discussions on moments where we believe we have acted as allies, as well as moments where we haven't allied ourselves with others and what that might mean moving forward. We'll talk about what allyship can mean in different environments (like social media) and how sometimes "de-centering" ourselves from conversations can be a great form of active allyship. The principle that we're working off of is that nobody can label themselves as an "ally"; it's all in the action."
The summit will provide local independent school communities the opportunity to come together for exciting, meaningful, and empowering dialogue about subjects ranging from equity and inclusion to identity and the importance of activism. SSSJ is designed for local independent school students in grades 8-12, as well as independent school faculty, staff, and administrators