allyship spaces

We hold allyship spaces on a bunch of different topics related to EDI; check out our past events below! Anyone can lead and attend an allyship space. If you have a topic you're interested in, let us know!

a slide titled "don't give them the aux, they're going to play kpop: asian representation and the otherization of kpop. features four prominent female Kpop idols.

Asian representation and the otherization of kpop


by Christine Kim, Jiin Kim, Helia Woo

June 4, 2021 | Online

An allyship space on Western perception of kpop and other Asian media, including fetishization and otherization.

a slide deck titled "Cisgender Privilege", with the date and time as Friday May 14th, 6:15 - 6:45 PM PDT. features an abstract sphere and ribbon.

Cisgender privilege


by Christine Kim

May 14, 2021 | Online

An allyship space on the manifestation and perpetuation of cisgender privilege.

a slide deck that says "a teach la allyship space: responsible allyship" with abstract shapes as the background

Responsible allyship


by Christine Kim

April 30, 2021 | Online

An allyship space on demonstrating responsible allyship.

a slide titled "the housing crisis in tech hubs: kristie lim and megan pham", with a house and some trees

The housing crisis in tech hubs


by Kristie Lim, Megan Pham

February 26, 2021 | Online

An allyship space on housing insecurity within tech hubs, and potential solutions.

a simple slide with the title "AO3: a brief introduction"

AO3: A brief introduction


by Ellie Cheng

February 5, 2021 | Online

An allyship space on AO3 (Archive of Our Own) and fanfiction as a safe space.

a slide deck that says "self-care, an allyship space by megha!" with a caption "give yourself the same care and attention that you give to others and watch yourself bloom"



by Megha Ilango

January 29, 2021 | Online

An allyship space on physical forms of self-care and how to practice it.

a slide that says "queer + trans representation in computer science, an ACM JEDI allyship space by arjun (they/them) and sharvani (she/her). features a gradient moon.

Queer + trans representation in computer science


by Arjun Subramonian, Sharvani Jha

January 22, 2021 | Online

An allyship space on gender, intersectionality, and the importance of representation in tech.

a slide that says "Making School a Choice", with fall-themed decorations like apples and acorns

Making school a choice


by Maya Raman, Vaishnavi Tipireddy, Jason Jewik

November 24, 2020 | Online

An allyship space on juggling academic responsibilities with personal well-being.

a simple slide that says "OCD + ADHD, Sophie Schoenmeyer and Arjun Subramonian"



by Arjun Subramonian, Sophie Schoenmeyer

November 5, 2020 | Online

An allyship space on OCD and ADHD and responding to ableism, as well as implications regarding stigma, diagnoses, and academics

a simple cover slide with the title "healthy living: eugene and matt's jedi allyship presentation", and some ferns

Healthy living


by Eugene Lo, Matt Wang

November 17, 2020 | Online

An allyship space on improving mental and physical health and seeking support systems.

the cover slide for the talk, with a silhouette of a person sitting with a laptop on their lap and a chat bubble next to their head.

(Dis)ability + accessibility in tech and beyond


by Ashley Ghodsian

October 27, 2020 | Online

An allyship space on disability, ableist culture, and what can tech do to improve accessibility.