June Luncheon - White Allyship

June 08, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Tuesday, june 8, 2021

12:00p - 1:00p


Alexis Braly James


Presentation Synopsis:

Alexis James M.Ed of Construct the Present will lead participants in a dialogue on what white communities can do to move the conversation about racism. This session provides understanding and deconstruction of white supremacy and white fragility through activities, readings and personal narrative. We then will bridge to white ally-ship. Participants will be set up in small groups and a safe container will be created through agreements and a clear common purpose.

Three Takeaways:

  1. Definition of an ally.
  2. Practice the lens of allyship on current experiences.
  3. Best practices for interrupting white supremacy as a white ally.


Alexis Braly James is a longtime educator and innovator. She supports nationwide nonprofits, companies, and government agencies in activating contemporary responses to leadership development and employee needs through training, coaching, and team building. She has worked with organizations like Smithsonian, City of Portland, Metro Regional Government, and Multnomah County Library. As a former classroom teacher, she is an engaging and empathetic trainer at meetings, board training, and mediations. Prior to starting her own consulting agency, she was the Program Director at a statewide literacy nonprofit, where she specialized in creating an inclusive culture through supervision training, data analysis, and diversity, equity, and inclusion implementation. Alexis has been born & raised primarily in Oregon, earning her Master’s Degree from Lewis & Clark College and most recently pursuing her MBA from Cornell University. When she’s not working you can find her dancing to Beyonce or enjoying an oaky bourbon.





$15.00 Member

$25.00 Non Member