purple background with cityscape in the background. Title of series with headshot of instructor Barry Johnson SmithONLINE TRAINING: Allyship Workshop: Conscious and Compassionate Conflict Resolution MAR 12th

This 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. Barry’s workshops are designed to address these concerns so we can grow in our allyship together.

The Conscious and Compassionate Conflict Resolution Workshop is a virtual, interactive workshop designed to help people know how to intervene and deescalate problematic conversations.

Have you ever been in a situation where you over hear someone say a racist or sexist remark to another person? You want to call them out on it, but you don’t know how to properly intervene, and you are afraid you will make the situation worse. Have you been in a meeting and you hear a colleague say something problematic? You don’t want to cause a scene and address it during the meeting, but you want to let the colleague know why what they said wasn’t okay. If you want to know how to address these situations this workshop is for you.

In the Conscious and Compassionate Conflict Resolution Workshop, you will learn different methods to hold people accountable to their problematic behavior and remarks. You will learn how to use these tools in different situations that you might find yourself in within the workplace and organizations that you are part of. You will engage in activities where you will practice how to use these methods and find the ones that best suit you.

It’s not only important for us to know when someone is conducting problematic behavior, but also know how to step in and address it. We have to do our part to make the party inclusive and welcoming to all groups of people and learning these conflict resolution skills will help in that endeavor.

Hope to see you at the workshop!

The workshop will be conducted on March 12th from 1 pm – 2:30 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!




  • SATURDAY March 12th, 1 pm to 2:30 pm

For more information, please contact Barry Johnson-Smith at barryjohnsonsmith23@gmail.com

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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