Event Details


Margins and Muster: Intersectionality, Power, and Radical Solidarity

Wednesday, May 24, 09:30 AM - Wednesday, May 24, 2023, 11:30 AM
Wednesday, May 24, 2023, 09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Fee: $45 for MCN members / $65 for nonmembers

This workshop uncovers the complex relationship with multilayered identities, power, and solidarity. Together we will dig into the nuance of navigating social hierarchy while intentionally centering marginalized experiences. Participants will be challenged to confront their own power, identify ways to actively challenge the status quo, and leave with a collective ideation mapping for liberation centered DEI.

Learning Outcomes

  • Build skills in disrupting social norms and holding space
  • Gain a foundational and implementable understanding of liberation centered DEI
  • Practice collective problem solving and solution generation

Event Details

This virtual event will take place on the Zoom platform. Your access link will be emailed to you the day before the event after 12 p.m.

This session will be recorded. The recording will be made available to registrants for 14 days after the live event.

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Speaker Information

Ashley Oolman Ashley Oolman, founder & inclusion consultant of Allied Folk, guides partners through evidence-based best practices, product development, and progressive thought leadership. From large corporations to individual allies, she transforms strategic business initiatives and advances equitable community spaces. With more than a decade of leadership experience in advocacy, employment, and workplace culture, she understands how to navigate complex environments and provide actionable insights for growth.

Ashley strives to advance community equity through her contributions on African American Leadership Forum's collective impact task force, and serves on a coalition of providers supporting transracially adopted youth to reinforce their development of positive black identity. She enjoys creating space to coach local parents on inclusive parenting, including children in critical conversations.

Her work has been featured on podcasts, and she has presented at state and national conferences. Ashley earned an MBA with a concentration on human resource management, a B.A. in psychology with a minor in human development and family studies, and a certification in organizational diversity & inclusion. She is committed to inclusion as a means to advance human rights for all people, in all walks of life.

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