Allyship is seen as central to fostering structures of support and solidarity to inform actions to challenge, resist and dismantle structures that (re)produce inequalities. It is considered an important approach to achieve transformational change as it calls for people to recognise their privilege and use it to challenge patterns of domination and injustice. However, whilst there is agreement about the importance of allyship to challenge and tackle racism, sexism, trans/bi/homophobia, classism, ableism, and any form of oppression, disadvantage and inequality, less is problematised in relation to the tensions and contradictions inherent to allyship.
This discussion is interested in interrogating ideas about allyship, its meaning, scope and dynamics. Key questions for this discussion include: Why is allyship important? What are the pros and cons of allyship? What is the difference between solidarity and allyship? Is allyship the best way forward to achieve transformational change and social justice? How do we create a framework of allyship that is true to its commitment to collective social justice and inclusivity?
BAM Gender in Management SIG
Who Should Attend?
The event speaks to Sections C1, C2 and C3 as detailed in the BAM Framework
Dr Elaine Swan, University of Sussex
Benefits of attending
- Engage in thought provoking conversations about allyship
- Learn more about the posibilities and challenges of taking part in EDIR practices
- Learn more about how academia and activism inform each other
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BAM Members: Free
BAM Student Members: Free
Non-Members, Students: £15
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