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Ashley K. Thomas
Liberatory Coach and Community Consultant

Ashley K Thomas is a researcher, facilitator, and coach standing with communities healing for liberation and decolonization. Ashley has spent nearly 15 years in movements, building power with communities of color, particularly for women of color, as experts who can create innovative solutions to our collective challenges.

Ashley received her Bachelor’s Degree in Women’s Studies and African American Studies at the University of California, Berkeley where she was also trained as a community and student organizer. She received her Master’s Degree in Public Policy from Claremont Graduate University. She specialized in Black Feminist perspectives of public policy, taught transnational feminism, studied women’s leadership, and researched reproductive justice. She is currently completing her certification as a liberatory coach with Coaching for Healing Justice and Liberation

"You will be challenged, encouraged, and made a subject worthy of time and consider.
"My coaching session with Ashley allowed me to reflect on where I'm living with discomfort in my life, and acknowledge that it's ok to vocalize and make efforts to change those things. Her questions were insightful and gave me a lot to reflect on in my alone time at the retreat as well as since returning."
Pine Tree

Selected Writings

A Maturing Violence Prevention Initiative Is Up to the Challenge (2022)

When it Counts: An Evaluation of the 2020 We Count LA Campaign (2021)

Leading Locally: A Community Power-Building Approach to Structural Change (2020)

Bridges|Puentes: Building Black-Brown Solidarities Across the U.S. (2020)

LAANE Brain: Understanding the Model and Future of the Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (2020)

Homelessness in South Los Angeles (2016)

Successes of Construction Careers (2014)

A Fresh Start with CalFresh?  The Policy-Centered Perspective, Social Construction, and the New Era of California Food Stamps (2011)

Selected Writings
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