Join us for the next segment of our recently launched Racial Equity Framework: Allyship.

What does it mean to be effective allies? This intensive, fast-paced virtual training is designed to explore how to use individual and collective areas of privilege to advance racial justice. Using Service Never Sleep’s CLAIM framework (Care, Learn, Act, Influence, Maintain), this workshop will explore what it means to adopt an Allyship lifestyle. If you seek to promote racial equity in your life and work, this workshop will equip you with tools to be an active ally through methods of centering Black, Indigenous, and People of Color with an intersectional lens, influencing others, and continuing your own self-work journey. You’ll leave this workshop committed to the Allyship lifestyle, and prepared to facilitate change in all of your spaces.

Due to limited availability, this set of Allyship workshops are only available to 1) staff, Board members, or volunteers of nonprofit organizations serving Loudoun County, or 2) employees of Loudoun County Government.

Dates and Registration
Participant fee is $45 (plus processing fees) per person. The Allyship workshops will be delivered via Zoom. Participants select one of the following:

September 9 & 10 (9:00-11:30 a.m. both days)
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September 21 & 22 (1:00-3:30 p.m. both days)
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October 6 & 7 (9:00-11:30 a.m. both days)
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Whitney Parnell, Founder and CEO, Service Never Sleeps

About the Presenter
Whitney Parnell is a Black millennial activist, singer, and the Founder and CEO of Service Never Sleeps, a nonprofit that empowers individuals and communities to catalyze social justice through service and Allyship. Her movement work involves equipping effective allies through truth-telling, bridgebuilding, empathy, and action. She grew up between Latin America and West Africa as a Foreign Service child. At Washington University in St. Louis, Whitney doubled majored in English and Spanish, and minored in Communications and Journalism, during which she also embraced her calling as an activist. Whitney’s passion for service and social justice brought her to Washington, DC after college to serve with City Year, and then work in homeless services, before founding Service Never Sleeps in 2015. Whitney is also a musician, and is releasing a social justice album called “What Will You Do,” with the goal of using empathy through song to ignite action.

About the Racial Equity Framework
The Community Foundation’s Social Impact Institute offers the Racial Equity Framework, a three-part program providing nonprofit professionals and government partners tools for addressing race and racism, allyship, and organizational equity:

Part 1: The Onion Dialogues : an introductory workshop for nonprofit executives and board members to discuss and learn about race and racism (July-August 2020, learn more).

Part 2 Allyship: a workshop for nonprofit and local government professionals, providing participants with tools to become an ally for racial justice (September – October 2020; registration now open).

Part 3: 360 Equity Review: two nonprofit organizations will be selected receive feedback and technical assistance related to equitable policies, practices, and decision-making (fall/winter 2020; applications will be released fall 2020).

It is expected that organizations interested in the 360 Equity Review will have participated in both The Onion Dialogues and Allyship programs.