The Intimacy of Race
On June 12th, 2020, six powerful Black female leaders and experts came together to co-create The Allyship Awareness Forum Live Event.
This event was created with the intention of opening the eyes of allies of minoritized communities to the long-standing effects of systemic racism. And, to help them become aware of and become better equipped to begin the work of dismantling their own privilege.
The world was starting to wake up to the realities of systemic racism and the impact of how those racist systems and ideals are affecting the Black, Brown and other minoritized communities.
White and white presenting people were beginning to recognize the privilege that is afforded to them by virtue of their skin color. Allies were waking up and sharing their desire to help change the system.
This forum, was created as a listen and learn event for allies of Black lives to learn how to take the first steps on the journey of becoming an effective ally.
It is time for our voices to be heard, as we share what would make a difference in beginning to dismantle the system that was created to oppress Black lives.
This book was inspired by that live event. This book contains real, simple, digestible, action steps, that you can immediately take, to begin the work of dismantling your privilege and becoming an ally for Black lives.
What Our Readers Say!
Eva Medilek offers such grace in every word. Clearly a master at holding space for others. Thank you.
I attended the Live Forum mentioned in the Amazon description and was blown away. Eva and those on the panel were all gracious in knowing that it would take us some time to adjust our thinking, yet they also gave specific, actionable steps we could take–exactly what us attendees needed.
They encouraged us to do things that fit into our lives, and therefore would be sustainable. It was a relief to have that grace.
In her FB group, Eva has mentioned being further challenged by the issues at hand, and therefore I believe she poured even more into this book than was offered the Ivy-league trained leaders on the forum. She’s definitely an expert herself.