Intersectional Allyship for Racial Justice: A Workshop for People of Color

What does it mean for Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) to be effective allies to one another?


What does it mean for Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) to be effective allies to one another in our work for racial equity and collective liberation?

Whitney Parnell, executive director and co-founder of Service Never Sleeps (SNS), will lead an intensive, two-day fast-paced workshop designed to explore how folks of color use individual and collective areas of privilege to advance racial justice in an intersectional context. Using SNS’ CLAIM framework (Care, Learn, Act, Influence, Maintain), this workshop will explore what it means to adopt an allyship lifestyle as a person of color.

Please note that this workshop is only for individuals who idenitify as people of color (Indigenous, Black, Latinx, Asian/Pacific Islander, Native Hawaiian, Arab/Middle Eastern, biracial, multiracial and others identifying as non-white).

If you seek to promote racial equity within your organization, this workshop will equip you with tools to be an active ally for racial justice through methods of centering people of color, navigating intersectionality across identities, influencing others, and continuing your own self-work journey. You’ll leave this workshop committed to the Allyship lifestyle, and prepared to facilitate change in your own workspace.

Whitney was phenomenal. It was so refreshing to be a part of a workshop like this that was for BIPOC and run by a Black woman. I’ve been in many equity, anti-racism, etc. workshops full of White people and run by White people and it doesn’t hit the same for a person of color.

I think up until this training, I had externalized the role of ally. I certainly need allies as a BIPOC woman in a field that is dominated by white men and an organization dominated by white women. HOWEVER, I now feel empowered as an ally to others who have marginalized identities and experiences that are different from my own. I also feel like I have a few extra tools in the arsenal to be an effective ally (recruiting more allies!)

Lots of gratitude for the way [she] held this BIPOC space.

Whitney was amazing, very engaging and provided really helpful examples. Grateful for her wisdom and energy!

Excellent Work! I love the format of the training and appreciated the time to reflect and discuss with others in the group. Thank you for finding the connection points and spaces of growth for us as BIPOC individuals within the work of allyship.

Date, Time and Cost

Workshop Cost: $150

Partial scholarships are available via this “application“. Please allow us 72 hours to get back to you!

If you have any questions or concerns, please email

 Refund Policy

November 2 & 3
1pm – 4pm ET


Whitney Parnell

Whitney Parnell is a Black millennial activist, singer, and the Founder and CEO of Service Never Sleeps (SNS), a nonprofit that empowers individuals and communities to catalyze social justice through service and Allyship. She grew up between Latin America and West Africa as a Foreign Service child. At Washington University in St. Louis, Whitney doubled majored in English and Spanish, and minored in Communications and Journalism, during which she also embraced her calling as an activist. Whitney’s passion for service and social justice brought her to Washington, DC to serve with City Year, and then work in homeless services. Whitney is excited to create a movement of service and allies by igniting quick social change through mass civic engagement. Whitney is also a musician, and is releasing a social justice album called “What Will You Do,” with the goal of using empathy through song to ignite action. All album proceeds will go to Service Never Sleeps.

Whitney Parnell