Ally Week is meant to promote the practice of "Allyship," as we all seek to work to better understand and stand in solidarity with all groups represented at Stern and in our future professional lives.
At a large urban institution with hundreds of micro-communities, it is often challenging to foster meaningful cross-cultural interactions. NYU Ally Week creates opportunities for students, faculty, and administrators to deepen their understanding of the experiences of others, and raise awareness of the individual and collective injustices that confront many in our society.
2018 STERN ALLY WEEK VIDEO
Allyship (n.) is the active and consistent practice of unlearning and re-evaluating beliefs and actions, in which a person seeks to work in solidarity with a marginalized individual or group of people.
As a Stern Community, we seek to further develop allyship within ourselves and others by struggling against biases that we internalize. No one is perfect. Systems of oppression can and do show up in our thoughts, actions, and behaviors. We commit to practicing accountability and compassion.
As a Stern Community, we ask that you embrace our goal of collective development by speaking up to constructively challenge the group on difficult issues, withholding judgement of others, and maintaining privacy of sensitive information.