Past Event - Becoming Allies: What is an 'Ally'?

Thu, Feb 16, 2017 -
8:00 am to 10:00 am

On February 16th the Diversity Forum kicked-off our new theme of Becoming Allies. With the increase in hate, bias and intolerance locally and nationally, this is a crucial time for allies to stand with marginalizing communities. But what is an ‘ally,’ and how do you become one?

Our speakers provided an introduction to this concept, so that we can all be educated, equipped and empowered to become allies:

Thank you to Widener Law Commonwealth for graciously hosting us – we appreciate your generosity!

The Diversity Forum is sponsored in part by Community Partner Sponsors:



We are also grateful to our supporting sponsors:

UPMC Health Plan, Pinnacle Health, Community Responders Network, Alder Health, Life Esteem & the Sierra Club.

Diversity Forum Materials:


'What is an Ally?' PowerPoint

PowerPoint w. Announcements

YWCA Handout: 10 Things Allies Can Do

NRCDV Handout: 'We Stand' Statement

WOCN Handout: Aspiring Allies Core Values

WOCN Handout: Aspiring Allies Community Action Planning Guide

WOCN Handout: Aspiring Allies Guidance

Elizabeth Marx's Resource List

Event Photos (click photo to view larger): 
glqxz9283 sfy39587stf02 mnesdcuix8