Diversonomics Season 3, Episode 6 | Making an ally: How to capitalize on your discomfort zone

29 November 2018

Allyship isn’t always a walk in the park. Have you ever wanted to be an ally to someone or to a group but feared infringing on or taking up space in that particular marginalized community? How do you find the balance between getting involved and being potentially reduced to a more vulnerable role within an affinity group?

Take a listen to the final episode of Diversonomics season 3. Our host Roberto Aburto sits down with Gowling WLG associate lawyer and future co-host of Diversonomics season 4, Cindy Kou, to discuss the meaning and challenges of allyship, lobbying for Charter rights, and why open conversations surrounding allyship are crucial.

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“Sometimes there's a tension for allies who are hesitant, because maybe there's a sense of guilt, or embarrassment or discomfort about engaging or getting involved.” — Cindy Kou, associate lawyer, Gowling WLG Canada




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