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Being an Ally

13 February | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

All welcome | Free to attend | First come, first served at the door


Many people see themselves as allies, not themselves marginalized but nonetheless standing alongside members of marginalized groups in their struggle for social justice. The role of more powerful groups can be important, but some attempts at solidarity can also badly fail the very people they intend to help. We reflect on the significant questions and challenges involved in being an ally amidst the changing social justice movements of the twenty-first century. What does being an ally mean? When and why are allies important? And why do some attempts end in failure?


Carys Afoko
Co-Founder, Level Up
Dawn Foster

Journalist, The Guardian
Sridhar Venkatapuram
Senior Lecturer of Global Health and Philosophy, KCL

Sarah Fine
Fellow, Forum for Philosophy
Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, KCL


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13 February
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Hong Kong Theatre
Clement House, 99 Aldwych
London, WC2B 4JF United Kingdom
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