We’re very fortunate to have the expertise of Levonne Abshire for this presentation exploring Equity, Diversity and Inclusion both personally and in schools and organizations. See her speak at AdvoCon2022, our 8th annual education advocacy conference held October 20th to 23rd online!
Tickets available now – Facebook group members receive a good discounted rate and the first 100 purchased receive a care package delivered to their house!
Levonne Abshire (she/her), MEd., COC, is a second-generation Filipinx, whose family immigrated to Canada in the 1960s and has lived as uninvited guests on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples: Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh for over 40 years. She understands the harm that colonization has had on her own family and place of origin and is committed to advancing Canada’s TRC Calls to Action, especially within health and education. In her role as Director, Health Equity, Promotion and Education at the University of British Columbia, she is responsible for strategic leadership in Student Health and Wellbeing in the promotion and education of health, the prevention of illness, and the advancement of health equity across the University of British Columbia (UBC). More recently Levonne has become a Certified Organizational Coach working with Education and Non-profit leaders in Equity, Diversity and Inclusion initiatives. She is a disability advocate and ally in her community, sitting on the board of directors of the Family Support Institute BC and volunteering with BCEdAccess and Canucks Autism Network, organizations that support families and individuals with disabilities.
Being and Belonging: An EDI Roadmap
In this workshop we will review the concepts of equity, diversity and inclusion, as well as related concepts, such as privilege, power, oppression and marginalization, and how they show up in education and our schools. Participants will have an opportunity to explore their social identity and the ways in which they hold privilege and power and how they can use this towards advocating for equitable education. Time will also be dedicated to reviewing a road map to organizational equity, diversity and inclusion for those who work in schools and non-profit organizations.
Levonne Abshire is on Twitter @levonneyvr
Read all the details about our conference here!