TPINFP Episode 13
Allyship, with Renee Hall
Anti-racism + Diversity Series: Mike speaks with local Black Lives Matter activists and anti-racism experts in conversations exploring the meaning of true allyship; supporting racialized individuals and organizations in the non-profit sector; and how racism impacts the mental well-being of racialized folks and communities. In this episode, Mike connects with Renee Hall, Black Lives Matter activist, McMaster University Social Work Masters student, and gender-based violence counsellor at YWCA Hamilton. They discuss the dangers of optical allyship and the deep reflection required to move past fragility and into the discomfort zone, where self-interrogation and examination of organizational policies can foster tangible change.