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Being, Becoming, and Fostering Allies: Building Relationships across Privilege

April 13, 2017 ( 12:30PM )


Karen L. Suyemoto, PhD, Professor of Psychology University of Massachusetts Boston

Lizabeth Roemer, PhD, Professor of Psychology, University of Massachusetts Boston

Alissa Hochman, MA, Doctoral Graduate Student, University of Massachusetts Boston

Roxanne A. Donovan, PhD, Professor of Psychology and Interdisciplinary Studies, Kennesaw State University


Panelists will highlight the essential conceptual, relational, and emotional processes involved in ally development, using their long-standing relationships to illustrate key concepts and identify and model strategies for enacting ally intentions. Panelists will explore the ongoing process of developing and fostering allies and the challenges that emerge in these journeys. Presenters will discuss the essential roles of self-reflection, cultural humility action, and re-engagement after failures, as well as the qualities of relationships that facilitate ally development.

Event Location:
Kennesaw State University
Social Sciences Building
Bldg #402 , Room 1021