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July 13 &14 Allyship Workshop

July 13, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

What does it mean to be effective allies to people of color in our work for racial equity?

What does it mean to be effective allies to people of color in our work for racial equity? Whitney Parnell, executive director and co-founder of Service Never Sleeps (SNS), will lead an intensive, fast-paced webinar series designed to explore how to use individual and collective areas of privilege to advance racial justice. Using SNS’ 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 within your organization, this workshop will equip you with tools to be an active ally for racial justice through methods of naming white privilege, centering people of color, navigating intersectionality across identities, 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 your own workspace.

Please note that this workshop is only for individuals who live or work in Alexandria, Virginia. The original Allyship workshop is a day-long session, but will be divided into two virtual sessions on Zoom. Please only sign up if you are able to attend both dates and you are able to use the Zoom platform. The workshop will NOT be recorded.


Monday, July 13, 2020, Time: 1:30pm – 4:00pm ET

Tuesday, July 14, 2020, Time: 1:30pm – 4:00pm ET

*Please select the first date when purchasing tickets, and you will be registered for both webinar sessions. The cost to participate is normally $100 per person, but we are offering the workshop for $30 per person. If you need scholarship assistance, please email Brandi Yee at [email protected] If you would like to contribute to a scholarship fund, please make your donation at checkout.


Whitney Parnell

Whitney Parnell is a Black millennial activist, singer, and the Founder and CEO of Service Never Sleeps (SNS), a nonprofit that empowers individuals and communities to catalyze social justice through service and Allyship. 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 to serve with City Year, and then work in homeless services. Whitney is excited to create a movement of service and allies by igniting quick social change through mass civic engagement. 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. All album proceeds will go to Service Never Sleeps.


July 13, 2020
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm


ACT for Alexandria

Welcome to ALX Community, DC’s new home of co-working and collaboration. Our space is a flawlessly designed shared office community, located in the heart of Old Town, Alexandria, and is perfect for DC area working professionals. Our members include entrepreneurs, small businesses, freelancers, financial professionals and non-profit organizations.Located next to the Potomac river and just steps away from historic King Street in the heart of Old Town Alexandria, this unique, multi-story building was built for collaboration and includes a beautiful dog-friendly co-working space, plenty of meeting rooms, a patio on the Waterfront Promenade, and Alexandria’s first dedicated Conference Center. We have flexible plans to accommodate any busy professional or company regardless of size or need. We’d love to show you around! Whether you need a place to work for the day, month, or a year- we have you covered. Our flexible membership plans allow you and your team to achieve your best.

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