Do You Need an Ally?

Allies & Advocates offers a safe and compassionate listener to individuals experiencing heightened anxiety, uncertainty, or incidents of hate/bias in this challenging social and cultural climate. 

Do you need someone to talk to? Contact us and we'll connect you with a trained volunteer who can offer compassionate listening, resources, and referrals.

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Allies & Advocates Training

Do you wish you could respond more effectively to situations and conversations around you? Do you want to DO MORE? Allies & Advocates training equips you to offer support and intervention to those who are experiencing hate, bias, or prejudice. The session covers unconscious bias and microinvalidation, active and compassionate listening, mirroring, and making effective referrals. The goal of the training is to empower you to listen and respond with courage in order to meet the needs of those around you. These 1-hour sessions are offered at the Diversity Council and are also available to be presented in your workplace or for your community group.

Allies & Advocates Bootcamp

Allies & Advocates Bootcamp is participatory scenario-based instruction that provides opportunities for individuals to learn about and practice responses to incidents they might encounter in their daily lives. The sessions include tips and tactics for de-escalation, passive intervention, and reporting on behalf of a victim or intended victim while avoiding confrontation with an aggressor.  

Upcoming dates for public training sessions will be posted in our newsletter and on our Facebook page.

1130 1/2 7th Street NW

Rochester, MN 55901


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