ASC Activate Allyship Racial Equity Learning Series

AmeriCorps Members & Subgrantees join to register for one or more learning experiences.

About ASC Activate Allyship Learning Series

Welcome to the racial equity learning opt-in offered by America's Service Commissions.

We've created this learning space for you to connect with other AmeriCorps members in your cohort and have a central space for registration and learning materials. We must maintain a safe environment and reject harmful interactions. so that means we work together to create a respectful space where collective learning is the primary goal.


Course Descriptions


RE101 (Introductory Course)

ACTIVATE ALLYSHIP: FOUNDATIONS

This introductory course will explore foundational concepts of race and its treatment in the United States. Through interactive exercises and group conversations, we will introduce key concepts that are foundational to an understanding of race, racism, and the practice of allyship. Learn the values underlying racial equity and expand your perspective on how your national service assignment can be an excellent way to join the work of racial equity. This course is best for you if you have never attended any type of diversity or racial equity training and want to learn the basics before going deeper.

RE201A (Intermediate Course)

ACTIVATE ALLYSHIP: EXPLORING RACIAL IDENTITY

Who do you say you are? Understanding social and cultural identity is an important tool in the practice of allyship. This course uses storytelling as an exploratory tool for understanding the creation and treatment of racial identity in United States culture. Learn how our own lived experiences often form the basis for how we perceive the world interact with others. In this course, we will explore how our experiences interact with our biases and and develop strategies using identity as a lens to activate empathy in working with others. This course is best for you if you have had at least one diversity or racial equity learning experience, understand the basic foundations around the ideas of race and equity, and are looking to explore a particular topic with more depth.

RE201B (Advanced Course)

ACTIVATE ALLYSHIP: THE TREE WE DID NOT PLANT

This course takes an in depth journey into the theories and perspectives that help us understand how inequities can manifest in organizations, institutions, and larger social systems. We will look beyond individual prejudice to expand our perspective around root causes and long term effects of oppression, exclusion, and marginalization in racial identity groups. This interactive experience will help us understand how we might use our national service placement to create positive change even though we may not be individually responsible for some of society's inequities. This course is best for you if you have had at least one diversity or racial equity learning experience, understand the basic foundations around the ideas of race and equity, and are looking to explore a particular topic with more depth.

RE201C (Advanced Course)

ACTIVATE ALLYSHIP: ADVOCATE, ALLY, ACCOMPLICE

This course explores the ways you can activate practical skills that promote equity and justice in your national service assignment and beyond. Learn the many different roles and behaviors associated with allyship, practice responding to tough situations, and develop a personal action plan for how you can show up and be a part of positive change. This course is best for you if you have had at least one diversity or racial equity learning experience, understand the basic foundations around the ideas of race and equity, and are looking to explore a particular topic with more depth.


Fall/Winter 2021

Multiple sessions available in all U.S. time zones

  • ONE introductory course and THREE advanced courses
  • All sessions are VIRTUAL and LIVE with instructors. This is not a webinar! You will have the opportunity to interact with your facilitator and other participants
  • Want a comprehensive deep dive? Choose your own learning adventure and register for up to four courses. 
  • No room in your schedule right now? You can register on a rolling basis for courses later in the year.

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How To Sign Up

Submit the request to join the learning community, complete the brief sign up form, and gain access to all session descriptions, full schedule, registration options, and materials.

After you complete the “Request to Join” form, someone will approve your request within 24 hours. Be sure you check your email and spam/junk folders for the invitation link. once Inside you can set up a profile and sign up for whatever courses you’d like.

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