Interactive Session | From Peace Corps to Black Lives Matter: Striving for Allyship at Home and Abroad
Date & Time
Saturday, September 25, 2021, 1:20 PM - 2:30 PM

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.