Introducing Amplify Accomplice Town Halls

What does it mean to be an accomplice?

How do we act as accomplices in our daily lives?

How should I have acted in an uncomfortable situation?

If you’ve asked yourself questions like this and not known how to bring them into conversations with others, Amplify Accomplice Town Halls are for you. If you’re a person who’s benefited from accomplices in your career, and you’d like to share how that’s happened so that other potential accomplices can learn from it, Amplify Accomplice Town Halls are for you.

What are Amplify Accomplice Town Halls?

They’re regularly scheduled video meetings, hosted by Amplify’s Partners & Accomplices initiative. The schedule may change, but to start out we’ll host them on the first Friday of each month at 2pm ET/11am PT. They’re conversations—open, respectful, and probably a little uncomfortable in a good way—among people who are developing awareness of their own privileges and are interested in using that privilege to lift up folks from underrepresented backgrounds. Each session, we’ll choose a few questions like the ones above, and dig into them together. Check your fear of saying the wrong thing or asking the wrong questions at the door: this is batting practice, not the World Series.

Why is Amplify hosting Town Halls?

Amplify’s mission is to empower underrepresented voices in the Salesforce.org ecosystem, and those who support them, to be fearless leaders in technology. In order to do that, we need the full participation of those who are already leaders, and of those who don’t face barriers of representation in order to become leaders. We’ve learned that many people who want to be accomplices are facing barriers of their own: it’s not always clear how to act, what to do, what one’s next steps should be, who to turn to for these conversations. Town Halls are designed to gather folks who want to overcome those barriers and work through them together, without putting the burden of education on folks from underrepresented backgrounds.

Can I attend and just listen?

There will be many times during Town Halls when your best role is to listen. However, what will make them most effective is if everyone shows up ready to participate and share openly. (The ability to just listen is itself a privilege.) This effort is about learning what to do in your everyday life, and also about learning to talk to each other about these issues and practice how you’ll respond in tricky situations.

Where do I sign up?

We’re glad to have you! Our registration link is here: https://www.weareamplify.org/partners-and-accomplices#town-halls