What is "Anti-Oppressive Practice"?
It's an emerging framework to advance attention to diversity and social justice in the way community systems and services operate.
In this free webinar, Dr. Laura Nissen and Dr. Ann Curry-Stevens will explain the evolution of cultural competence frameworks and their impact on the fields of substance abuse treatment, justice and others.
The presenters will identify how concepts of oppression, privilege and disparities impact the way in which services are constructed and successes are measured. And finally, the presenters will identify selected tools to increase anti-oppressive practice specific to the Reclaiming Futures initiative.
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About the Presenters
Dr. Laura Burney Nissen specializes in innovative and dynamic community/cross-agency partnerships. She has led the Reclaiming Futures initiative through conceptualization, demonstration and dissemination. As national program director, Laura has written extensively about the lessons of the initiative, and is a regular speaker at national meetings on juvenile justice reform and excellence in youth programming. Laura has worked with state and federal agencies to encourage system-wide recognition and use of strength-based methods for youth. She is an associate professor at Portland State University's School of Social Work. Her research focuses on qualitative research methods, system reform issues, and communication tools for social change. She received both her M.S.W. and Ph.D. from the University of Denver, Graduate School of Social Work.
Dr. Ann Curry-Stevens has been engaged in both theoretical and practical dimensions of social justice over the last 20 years. Her interests have been in areas of economic inequality (the growing gap between rich and poor), racialized inequality, social movements, coalition practices, disproportionality and companion processes of privilege. Ann has advanced teaching work in the area of anti-oppression practice in many ways. Her most influential work has been advancing the work on educating privileged learners about social justice themes where they benefit from unjust relations. Overall, Ann's research and practice commitment is to promote agency and engagement with social justice. Ann's employment has been long and deep in organizations working to advance social justice, including the YWCA of Toronto, The Jesuit Centre for Social Faith and Justice, the Metro Network for Social Justice, Women's Resources, Echo Bay Centre, and the Centre for Social Justice. More recently, she has become an academic - as a faculty member in Schools of Social Work in Toronto and in Portland, Oregon, since 2004.
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Updated: February 08 2018