How Not to be a Terrible Ally

This workshop is for people who make mistakes. This space is intended for those who don’t always know what to say or do - but are interested in showing up. In this workshop, we will be holding space for our social locations and how we can use our positionality and privilege to act in solidarity with targeted communities. In this space, Bam Mendiola will share the mistakes they have made, the lessons they have learned, and the internalized oppression they are always un-learning.

about Bam Mendiola

Bam (they/them) is a national speaker, published writer, and diversity consultant. Their work is informed by their social location as queer person of color and has been recently featured by NBC, REI, and Race and Pedagogy National Conference. Their NBC documentary has received over 200,000 views and their essays have been featured on the covers of Washington Trails and Mountaineer Magazine.

Bam was recently named the winner of the 2019 Outdoor Industry Association’s Together We are a Force award and lives on occupied Duwamish territory (Seattle).

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