Are You My Ally? A Webinar for Writers and Creators

are you my ally

The live webinar is over, but you can still get the recording! Get a ticket for Video Only Registration below and the recording will be sent to you via email.

Got privilege? Want to know what it’s good for? Want to make use of your advantages without insulting those who may not share them? There are so many ways creative people can help each other. With suggestions ranging from practical tips to aspirational dreams, this seminar empowers would-be allies to support Black creatives and #ownvoices work plus boost the presence of marginalized genius.

In the lecture portion of this two hour webinar, authors Nisi Shawl and K. Tempest Bradford will offer real-life examples, general guidance, and a host of resources to help creativity workers walk their talk. The webinar concludes with an hour of Q & A.

Half of the proceeds from ticket sales go to supporting the Carl Brandon Society.

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Who Should Take This Webinar?

Anyone who wants to learn to be a better ally to Black writers and creatives specifically and, more broadly, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian, and other marginalized creators. This online seminar is not only for white writers, or cis writers, or men, it is for any writer who wants to take steps toward creating a more equitable creative community.

Registration and Payment Options

We’re offering multiple registration options for this webinar. Live Registration–where you can join us during the webinar and participate in Q&A–is $20. If you cannot afford this, please use the Pay What You Can Live Registration option, where you can pay any amount $1 or more. 

If you cannot attend the live webinar, please choose the $10 Video Only Registration to get access to a recording of the session after it ends. This option will be available to purchase until August 31, 2020. Half of the proceeds for this registration go to our Sentient Squid Scholarship and half go to the Carl Brandon Society

We will send the webinar video by June 15th ot immediately, if you purchase the video after this date. 


Zoom meetings software is compatible with standard screen readers and has several other accessibility features that make it possible for writers who are Blind or vision impaired to participate in the webinar. 

Questions can be submitted via the meeting software chat function or via voice. 

We do not have live closed captioning for our webinars at this time. 

The recorded webinar will have closed captions and a transcript will be available by mid-July.

Technical Requirements

Zoom video conferencing works on computers, tablets, and most smartphones. We suggest you access the live webinar via a computer for the best experience. Before enrolling in class, make sure your computer or mobile device is compatible with Zoom. Before class, load the app on your system and join this test meeting.

Webcams and microphones are not necessary for class because attendees won’t be on video. Participants may submit questions during the Q&A portion of the webinar via text. 

Refund Policy

We are not offering refunds for this webinar.