Putting Equity Diversity Inclusion into Action
The Re-Creation Collective (with a Q&A with Dr. Danielle Peers and Dr. Lisa Tink)
Have you ever left a session on equity and inclusion, social justice, or intersectionality and felt passionate about the ideas, but unclear about how to put them into action? As a collective, this is the heart of our work. Over the past three years we have been working together, as researchers and practitioners, to identify policies and practices for supporting the full, meaningful, and affirming engagement of equity-denied folks in sport and recreation. In this video, we will:
- offer some insights we have learned from sharing our own stories across our diverse experiences as Indigenous, racialized, disabled, newcomer, and 2SLGBTQ movers.
- offer some everyday practices we use to support each others’ full engagement and flourishing in our work together.
- highlight what has worked in our respective sport, leisure, movement, and recreation settings.
- share some of the learnings and questions that animate our current research into how equity policies and practices can reinforce or transform the harms and exclusions experienced by many who seek recreational opportunities.
The session will end with a Q & A with Dr. Danielle Peers and Dr. Lisa Tink
Lisa Tink is currently a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation at the University of Alberta. Prior to returning to academics, Lisa worked as a Director in the Government of Alberta’s Recreation and Physical Activity Division and Manager at the Alberta Recreation and Parks Association. Lisa is also the Co-Director of In Situ Change Strategies – a participatory consulting firm that works with a diverse range of community organizations.
Danielle Peers (they/them) is a Canada Research Chair (Tier II, SSHRC) in Disability and Movement Cultures, and an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation at the University of Alberta. Danielle studies how movement cultures (including art, recreation, and sport) can be used to transmit and transform a community’s values, politics, and (in)equities. Mobilizing embodied disability justice approaches, Peers prioritizes deep, intersectional collaborations, in order to co-create knowledges and practices that reduce harm and create more accessible, affirming, and transformative movement cultures. Danielle’s work draws from their experiences as a Paralympic athlete, coach, dancer, and filmmaker. Danielle has done extensive accessibility and equity consultation in education, sport and recreation, and non-profit sectors.