Moving from Allyship to Solidarity

Article Summary

What is the difference between allyship and solidarity? While we at Fearless Futures have often used the term allyship to describe equitable actions in service of justice for marginalised communities, we are shifting to use the language of solidarity initiatives because it is real and deep solidarity which more effectively and authentically creates change for these communities. Using this discussion guide, you and your colleagues will learn how to identify the differences between actions rooted in allyship vs. solidarity, and how to actively move towards justice-oriented conceptions of solidarity. This ultimately allows us to create change that is actually meaningful and sustainable, and goes beyond the surface to prioritise minoritised communities rather than our own reputation.