ABOUT THIS RESOURCE
This webinar session focuses on defining equity and examining actionable steps toward inclusive practices. The presenter will briefly review relationships between equity and recovery and facilitate a space for open and productive dialogue that honors the narratives of people experiencing marginalization in recovery spaces. Throughout the session, participants will discuss the barriers to talking about equity and recovery and will have the opportunity to lean into and practice authentic equity-focused conversations. In this session, we acknowledge that systemically marginalized communities continue to demonstrate their strength and resilience and we take accountability to make the critical culture shift necessary to reduce harm, starting with identifying the sources of oppression.
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Ashley Stewart, MSW, PhD
Dr. Ashley Stewart is an Adjunct Expert, Trainer & Curriculum Development Specialist at C4 Innovations. She received her PhD from The Ohio State University, College of Social Work and her Master’s at Columbia University. She is an Assistant Professor at Temple University, College of Public Health, School of Social Work, training interdisciplinary students about social justice theories and frameworks and translational skills for anti-oppressive practice. Ashley provides racial equity training, consultation, and support and understands and respects the intricacies inherent in diversity and inclusion. Her research includes assessing the intersections of identity, structural oppression, health and mental health, and policy. In addition to the advanced study of the consequence and causes of identity-based oppression, Ashley supports the implementation of anti-oppressive practices at organizational, structural, programmatic, and clinical interventions.