Bailey is a race educator with over 7 years of adult education on race and 5 years of race, equity, inclusion, diversity, and accessibility consulting with clients including nonprofits, corporations, collegiate academic departments, and K-12 educators. Bailey holds a Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Colorado Boulder.
I attended a talk Bailey gave about the politics of allyship in summer 2020, during the height of protests supporting the Black Lives Matter movement. This was a meaningful contribution to public conversations and action on racism in the United States, offered for free and in an accessible format during an inflection point. In her talks and written material, Bailey provides incredible clarity and breaks down the politics of allyship into achievable steps that attendees and readers can hold onto. In the summer 2020 session, we learned that allyship involves action – and it can also involve loss – of relationships and opportunities that are tied to complicity with white supremacist systems.
- Arielle Milkman, employee at CU Boulder