Race Equity Culture™ Virtual Partner Training with Service Never Sleeps

Intersectional Allyship for Racial Justice:

A Workshop for White Allies

What does it mean for white people to be effective allies to people of color in our work for racial equity and collective liberation?


What does it mean for white people to be effective allies to people of color 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 webinar series designed to explore how white folks use individual and collective areas of privilege to advance racial justice in an intersectional context. Using SNS’ CLAIM framework (Care, Learn, Act, Influence, Maintain), you will explore what it means to adopt an allyship lifestyle as a white person.

Please note that this workshop is only for individuals who identify as 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 naming white privilege, 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!

If you have any questions or concerns, please email workshops@equityinthecenter.org.


Upcoming Workshops and Cost

Equity In The Center updated service pricing to a tiered pricing model in April 2022 to better align with best practices among equity-focused organizations. We ask that organizations purchasing tickets on behalf of their staff purchase tickets in the tier that aligns with your organizational budget and sector. For individuals purchasing tickets for themselves, we ask that those with greater privilege purchase tickets at the higher end, which will allow individuals with historically less access to wealth, disproportionately BIPOC folks, to pay the lower fees.

Refund PolicyApply for a Race Equity Culture™ Scholarship

September 2024 Session

Tuesday, September 17, 2024, 1:00 – 4:30 pm ET AND
Wednesday, September 18, 2024, 1:00 – 4:30 pm ET

(12-3:30pm CT / 11am-2:30pm MT / 10am-1:30pm PT)

November 2024 Session

Tuesday, November 19, 2024, 1:00 – 4:30 pm ET AND
Wednesday, November 20, 2024, 1:00 – 4:30 pm ET

(12-3:30pm CT / 11am-2:30pm MT / 10am-1:30pm PT)


Subsidized Rate Actual Cost Rate Supporter Rate Investment Rate
Non-profits with budgets <$1M Non-profits with budgets between $1M and $3,999,999; government Foundations with assets less than $10M; non-profits with budgets between $4M and $9,999,999 All for-profit companies; foundations with assets over $10M; and non-profits with budgets $10M and above
$225 $250 $275 $300

*Budget categories based on Rockwood Leadership Institute’s tiered pricing model


I really appreciated the sharing of framings to plant seeds in our heads; and also the drawing from so many different situations to flesh out how it looks in life (examples). Your workshop combined so many key elements that I’ve learned from other workshops and it was presented in a way that seemed more holistic, bringing together the whole picture.

I deeply appreciate all that Whitney shared of her self, including boundless energy, a sense of humor, painful and outrageous truths and experiences, and her compassion and glimpses of her personal journey in allyship.

Amazing training. I loved the frank tone and the humility brought to being on the journey along with us, opened up a lot of room to have real transformation.

Superb training, Whitney is absolutely excellent

Whitney’s comfortable, personal, and engaging facilitation style, along with a constructive balance of presentation with history, data, and sharing of personal experiences, combined with clear tools, opportunities for small group processing, individual sharing out loud, and the use of the chat box for responses, ideas, and links – all of it allowed for a valuable learning experience.

Whitney’s presentation style was really powerful – she weaved specific both personal and scientific examples, with more nebulous theoretical ideas in a way that was dynamic, personable and even humorous. That is hard to do in person, and even more-so online. I stayed engaged the whole time and I feel a lot more confident in my ability to be a successful ally. Thank you!

Whitney was truly amazing. Energetic, passionate, real… One of the best presenters I have seen!


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.