What you will learn:

What is allyship? What does it mean when people say “give up your privilege”? How do we move through shame and guilt to get to action and advocacy?

Anti-Racism work is intimidating, overwhelming, and emotionally charged. It is also essential to equity, justice, belonging, and plain old good humaning.

Join Ashley Mitchell for a 90- minute Elective where we’ll create a space to move beyond the superficial and performative. Using guided presentation, journaling, and conversation, we’ll map the journey of allyship, while holding space for each individual’s truth and life experiences.

This Elective is for anyone who is looking for a strong starting place, action items, and answers on how the allyship journey will evolve over time. We’ll cover topics such as advocacy and microaggressions in the workplace, how bias works, and anti-racism with kids and family members, as well as how you can leverage social media as a force for good in your own life.

These conversations are critical to psychological safety and belonging both at home and at work.

Participants will leave with a greater understanding of what “do the work” means, as well as resources to provoke further thought and education.

About the instructor:

Ashley Mitchell is multi-passionate creator and new mom. Over the course of her life, she has had the unique opportunity to experience a myriad of physical and mental training philosophies along with real-world challenges that served as critical catalysts for introspection and growth, and has consistently shown the ability to dissect self-limiting beliefs and trauma to summon grit, fortitude, and creativity.

Ashley has also become a powerful voice speaking out against racial inequality in the fitness space. Her work has garnered fast follow-ship and influence, making her an agent of inspiration and strength.

Given her powerful impact and ongoing work throughout the community, Ashley has been sought after by numerous podcasts, local papers, and news stations to provide perspective and insight into topics ranging from pure fitness to education to social justice. She was chosen by Boston Magazine as one of 5 Black Women making the fitness scene more inclusive and one of 9 Black Fitness Professionals to Follow. 

Ashley currently works in several capacities, including stay-at-home mom to Zion, Director of the Movement School at Down Under Yoga where she also teaches strength classes, consults in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and most proudly, runs The Courage Campaign, a non-profit founded with her husband Mark.
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Suggested Length:90 min(Flexible)
# of Employees: Flexible
Delivery: Live via Zoom
Available Formats:
  • Keynote Followed by Q&A
  • Lecture with Discussion
  • Interactive Workshop

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