ONLINE TRAINING: The Practical Allyship Workshop: NOV 8th

The Practical Allyship Workshop is a virtual, interactive workshop designed to help people progress on their allyship journey.

Many people want to fight for social justice and support marginalized communities, but they do not feel equipped to make positive impacts or are nervous about making harmful mistakes.

For those looking to bravely face these roadblocks, this workshop is designed to help. Throughout the virtual workshop, Barry will facilitate discussions and activities that will provide you the tools and tips you need to be an effective ally.

The Practical Allyship Workshop will:

  • Provide a foundational understanding of allyship
  • Teach appropriate allyship behaviors and actions
  • Offer practical tips on implementing allyship within your communities and organizations

The workshop will be conducted on November 8th from 6:30pm – 8 pm via Zoom.

If interested in the workshop please register below. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Do not let your fears and indecisiveness prevent you from supporting communities who are mistreated and harmed due to social injustice. A collective effort to fight systematic oppression is the only way to defeat it, so be courageous and learn how you can be a practical ally.

Hope you can attend!




  • MONDAY November 8th, 6:30 pm to 8 pm

For more information, please contact Barry Johnson-Smith at

Meet the Instructor: Barry Johnson-Smith

headshot of Barry Johnson Smith with dark purple frameBarry Johnson-Smith(He/His/Him) is a 26 year old Black Male who has been a part of Hillsboro since 2019. He graduated from Georgia Tech with a B.S  in Computer Engineering and a minor in Computer Science. During his time at Tech, he was heavily involved in the Diversity and Inclusivity space, supporting and leading many initiatives to make Georgia Tech a welcoming environment for all students.

His passion for Diversity and Inclusion has carried him over to be involved in the WashCo Dem’s DEI initiatives. He has written articles and  facilitated workshops  for the party to educate Oregonians how they can be allies to marginalized communities in the political space. As well, he has his own DEI consulting firm called BJS Consulting where he works with small businesses and organizations on how they can better support their employees from different cultural backgrounds, and retain diverse talent.  When Barry is not working or trying to promote diverse and inclusive spaces, he spends his time practicing martial arts, watching anime, and spending quality time with friends.

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