Allies and Advocates Creating an Inclusive and Equitable Culture by Amber CAbral
hardcover, 192 pages
If done right, inclusion positively impacts every part of society. Creating a diverse, inclusive, and equitable culture isn't easy--it requires courage, dedication, and a lot of hard work. Real inclusion requires you to take responsibility, and sometimes have uncomfortable conversations or make hard choices. Succeeding at allyship means you doing what you can to contribute to and create cultures where fairness, respect, and mindfulness are the rule, rather than the exception. This is the key to building environments where everyone feels welcome, valued, and safe.
The goal of Allies and Advocates is to move organizations and society as a whole beyond mandated diversity initiatives and achieve long-term and impactful change. You will understand how to integrate innovative ideas and traditional approaches to build solutions that work best for you.
Everyone has some degree of privilege. Rooted in author Amber Cabral's years of experience in helping organizations ignite behavior shifts to create inclusive cultures, this practical, real-world guide shows you how speaking up and using your privilege is allyship and advocate behavior at its very best.
You may not always see the many ways you have privilege; you have likely encountered challenges or bad experiences in your life. This is perfectly normal. Sometimes privilege doesn't come from something you did, but rather from something about your identity that you had no control over. Recognizing your own privilege empowers you to create visibility and opportunities for those who are dealing with the impacts of systemic oppression.
Addressing equity and inclusion is something that many people aren't brave enough to talk about, yet bravery is essential to learning how to be better allies and advocates. If you are looking forward to building a culture of inclusivity and want to learn how to use your privilege to be a better ally, Allies and Advocates: Creating an Inclusive and Equitable Culture is a must-have.
Table of Contents:
Part One: Allyship and Advocacy
Chapter 1: The Current Landscape
Chapter 2: Background on the Black Experience in the United States
Chapter 3: Allyship
Chapter 4: Advocacy
Part Two: The Language of Inclusion
Chapter 5: Language
Chapter 6: Diversity
Chapter 7: Identity and Intersectionality
Chapter 8: Inclusion, Bias, and Unconscious Bias
Chapter 9: Microaggressions
Chapter 10: Equality and Equity
Chapter 11: Privilege
Chapter 12: System, Systemic, Systematic
Chapter 13: -isms and -ist
Chapter 14: Resistance Language
Part Three: Allyship Starts with You
Chapter 15: The Work Starts with You
Chapter 16: Role-Modeling Inclusion
Chapter 17: Taking Care of Yourself
Bibliography or References
About the Author
Learn to create an inclusive environment with this actionable and insightful resource
Allies and Advocates: Creating an Inclusive and Equitable Culture delivers a powerful and useful message about inclusion and diversity in everyday life. Author Amber Cabral, a celebrated inclusion strategist, speaker, and writer, shows readers how to move away from discriminatory and unjust behaviors to supporting and building meaningful connections with people across our diverse backgrounds and identities.
While some books settle for vague advice and catchphrases, readers of Allies and Advocates will benefit from the book's:
- Straightforward style and applicable action items Real-world examples highlighting inclusion best practices Implementable tactics to assist people in seeing how they can help create an inclusive environment
Perfect for anyone who works in a professional environment, Allies and Advocates is especially useful for those in middle and upper management and those involved in the training and orientation of employees. If you are looking forward to building a culture of inclusivity at work or in your personal relationships, and want to learn how to use your privilege to be a better ally, Allies and Advocates: Creating an Inclusive and Equitable Culture is a must-have.