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Social Work: Allyship

What is Allyship?

According to the Anti-Oppression Network, Allyship is "an active, consistent, and arduous practice of unlearning and re-evaluating, in which a person in a position of privilege and power seeks to operate in solidarity with a marginalized group" (2015). An Ally is someone who acts out of responsibility rather than guilt and who is interested in challenging larger oppressive power structures. 

From the Anti-Oppression Network's Allyship webpage