Now is the time!

Learn from You Change It, our anti-racist development programme.

As a ground breaking charity founded and run by diverse people, You Make It has been expertly delivering equalities work on the ground for years. Their insight and experience make them extremely well placed to help reshape how companies can become allies in the fight for inclusion.
Chair of Runnymede Trust - the UK's leading race equalities think tank, and Sightsavers - the international charity working to support equality for people with disabilities.

Our approach to anti-racism

Over the last few months there has been a strong drive for people to stand up against racism in recognition of the Black Lives Matter movement and to realise the power they hold to make change in both their personal and professional circles. We however recognise that the act of allyship also comes with a lot of learning and introspection, which can be emotionally challenging and complicated to navigate through when done alone.

This is exactly why we've devised You Change It; an anti-racism programme with a human-centred approach that allows people to come together, learn and solidify their values to stand up against racism in practical ways. We've been working closely with a range of companies from across sectors including fashion, music and tech, as well as individuals to provide the safe space needed to have these conversations so that they can become confident, self-aware and knowledgeable allies.

By taking part, you'll complete a critical learning pathway of five 90 minute long modules that will give you a firm grounding to step up as an ally. In between modules you'll self-organise weekly 45 minute long seminars with your colleagues. For these you'll be provided with additional written and filmed resources and questions. We don't just want you to show up for modules, we want you to really understand how the focus of them can change the culture of your work place and you'll need time amongst yourselves to reflect on how.

 

It's changed the language we use from fear and negativity and how not to do the wrong thing, to how we can positively do the right thing! This has been such a positive move in how we can talk about race.
Hugo, Director of Finance and Operations at Olivia von Halle

Why work with us?

As an organisation that's been working towards race equality for nearly a decade, we know how important it is to prioritise this and our facilitators bring years of expertise along with rich content and their own lived-experiences. Our lead facilitator is Asma Shah, Founder and CEO of You Make It with over 20 years management experience of working on new talent and diversity agendas (including for ScreenSkills, Channel 4 and Roundhouse). Shah is a public speaker on issues of race and inclusion, and an advisor on the Mayor of London's Equalities, Diversity and Inclusion board.

Working with us also means you'll be investing in our core charitable empowerment programmes that have transformed the lives of hundreds of young, unemployed and underemployed  Black and Asian women for 10 years and will continue to do so.

 

 

The combination of personal stories, history, facts and figures and interactive exercises are brilliantly facilitated, and the timings allowed for it to fit in with my busy schedule whilst also giving me time for reflection and homework!
Jilly, Founder of Bravand

Pricing

Modules are £450 per person to complete the full 5 modules. Module 1: The Stories Write Themselves is available as a stand-alone module at a cost of £100 per person.

 

 

You Change It is a powerful, insightful and enlightening intervention, provoking unforeseen raw conversations and creating a new impetus towards action.
Rob, Founder & Director at Quick Release

Our Learning Pathway

1. The Stories Write Themselves

Outcome:

An emotional connection to the need for allying yourselves to diversity. The session will include authentic and personal story-telling from You Change It facilitators and 
ignite ideas amongst participants around how they can better support diverse
colleagues.

Minimum and maximum group size:

10 - 100 people

The stories write themselves

2. From Then To Now

Outcome:

An understanding of the history that has shaped the current context and 
the subsequent lack of progress on the journey for racial justice and equality. The 
session will include facilitated discussion and break out groups.

Minimum and maximum group size:

10-15 people

From Then To Now

3. Check your privilege

Outcome:

A clear understanding of what privilege is, what the impact of having it is, 
and what might be denied if you don’t have it. Individuals will walk away with an
understanding of the multiple layers of disadvantage that people can face
 (intersectionality). This session will also focus on why we get defensive when we
 hear the word ‘privilege’ (fragility), and disarm participants from feeling this so that
 they can progress conversations with others to address the need for diversity. The 
session will include facilitated discussions, task based exercises, and break out
 groups.

Minimum and maximum group size:

10-15 people

Check your privilege

4. What would you do if...

Outcome:

This module uses the ‘fishbowl’ methodology to encourage participants to role-
play in scenarios that threaten equality, diversity and inclusion in the workplace. The 
advantage of ‘fishbowl’ is that it will allow the entire group to participate in each of 
the conversations/ subjects we would like you to consider. The session will include
 facilitated discussion and break out groups.

Minimum and maximum group size:

10-15 people

What would you do if

5. Activate Your Ally-ship

Outcome:

Individuals are guided to create SMART based goals to be anti racist at 
work and leaders of diversity, inclusion and equity.

Minimum and maximum group size:

10-15 people

Activate Your Ally-ship

 

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It is a privilege to support the charity, to inspire other young women to achieve their ambitions and to answer any questions about the programme. I want to pass on the positive knowledge and confidence they gave me. 
Mary Zreik, YMI Ambassador