Join us as we host Ashe Dryden, an educator for diversity, inclusiveness, and empathy, for an evening of insight into the difficult work of finding allies in the tech community. During this two hour event, Ashe will help guide us on a journey to help of find allies, peers, and supporters in tech, in addition to answering our questions about diversity, inclusiveness, and community.
"The biggest thing about being an ally is listening." @ashedryden— GDI Chicago (@gdichicago) April 7, 2014
"Sometimes I still make mistakes. While it sucks to realize you're part of the problem, it's an important part of the process." @ashedryden— GDI Chicago (@gdichicago) April 7, 2014
"You shouldn't have to weigh a personal or professional risk against how someone else feels when you speak up against things." @ashedryden— GDI Chicago (@gdichicago) April 7, 2014
"There's a stigma attached to speaking up. 'They're a trouble maker. They ruffle feathers'. So you end up not saying anything." @ashedryden— GDI Chicago (@gdichicago) April 7, 2014
@ashedryden shared a great presentation at @gdichicago. Met Sean on the way out. Wish I could stick around to chat w/ more excellent people.— Arek Dreyer (@arekdreyer) April 8, 2014
Lovely talk on finding allies at @gdichicago tonight. Thanks again @ashedryden! http://t.co/1AoRLQNgOr— Erin Drummond (@ebdrummond) April 8, 2014