Katrina Mathis - Volunteer Services Director, Food & Friends
Arianna Richard - Community Engagement Coordinator, National Peace Corps Association
Michael Wanigasekera - RPCV Cambodia 2013–15
Elizabeth Yi - Division Administrator of Hematology/Oncology, Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
Justin Fugle - Head of US Government Policy, Plan International
Allyship is defined as recognizing one’s power and privilege and playing a proactive role in helping marginalized people to advance. Being an ally to host country partners and communities is at the center of the Peace Corps approach. But allyship isn’t just needed overseas. As the recent instances of police brutality against Black Americans and hate crimes against Asian-Americans have shown, allyship is needed at home as well. This session will analyze the need for allyship among PCVs during and after service.