Making the Switch: A Guide from Performative Allyship to Active Allyship

When:  Feb 15, 2024 from 12:00 PM to 01:30 PM (PT)

Ally is more than a word; it's an active practice involving self-reflection and outside perspective. Join AFP and guest speaker Ivan Vega to switch from performative allyship to active allyship. In this workshop, you will:


  • Learn of the systematic inequities of the undocumented community. 
  • Embrace vulnerability and discomfort and tap into your own sense of justice. 
  • Learn how to form meaningful, authentic relationships with marginalized communities and how you can support their causes.
  • Learn strategies for building cultural intelligence. 
  • Learn how to start standing up and speaking out.


Speaker bio: Ivan Vega was born in Tlaxcala, Mexico, and raised in Oxnard. He attended Hueneme High School and Ventura College, then transferred to UC Santa Cruz. Ivan graduated in 2021 with a double major in Sociology and Latin American & Latino Studies. As an undergraduate student, he volunteered with nonprofit and student-led organizations for immigrant rights advocacy, higher education access for undocumented students, and youth civic engagement. Post-undergrad, Ivan worked with the 805UndocuFund as Ventura County Coordinator and participated in the California Pathways into Public Health Initiative Fellowship Program. He continues serving the community as the Policy and Health Equity Manager for Future Leaders of America.

Date: February 15, 2024

Time Start: 12:00 PM

Time End: 1:30 PM

Venue Name: Community Environmental Council

Address: 1219 State St, Suite A, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Parking Information: City Parking lot #5

Parking rates: First 75 minutes free, every hour after is $3

Price: $35 for members and $50 for non-members - lunch will be included


Community Environmental Council
1219 State St, Ste. A
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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