ABOUT THIS RESOURCE
This webinar focuses on defining equity and examining actionable steps toward inclusive practices. The presenter reviews relationships between equity and organizational change and facilitates a space for open and productive dialogue that honors the narratives of people experiencing marginalization. A goal of the session is to pivot from performative and siloed diversity initiatives by starting with equity, leading to a more sustainable, authentic, and trauma-informed culture shift. We review dominant culture and institutional biases that may uphold inequities and strategize around dealing with resistance to essential equitable practices.
- Define and provide tangible examples of equity.
- Assess our readiness to engage meaningfully in conversations around equity.
- Review common organizational pitfalls in implementing equitable practices.
- Assess what transformative change looks like in practice.
- Presentation slides
- Highlights & Key Concepts Document
- Racial Equity and Cultural Diversity – a collection of resources curated by the MHTTC Network
Ashley Stewart, MSW, PhD, LSW
Ashley Stewart, PhD, MSW, LSW, received her PhD from The Ohio State University, College of Social Work, and her master’s at Columbia University. Dr. Stewart is Race-Equity Subject Matter Expert, Trainer & Curriculum Development Specialist at C4 Innovations. In this role, she provides technical assistance, training, and organizational support to national organizations, boards of directors, and behavioral health organizations on implementing anti-racist practices. She utilizes an equity-centered approach to ensure that diversity and inclusion efforts move forward and reduce harm to people marginalized by systems. Her work includes assessing the intersections of identity, structural oppression, wellness, and policy. In addition to the advanced study of the consequence and causes of identity-based oppression, Dr. Stewart supports implementing anti-oppressive practices in organizational, structural, programmatic, and interpersonal interventions.