Victoria Alexander is a third generation educator on a mission to empower people to recognize, challenge, and change bias in the world around them, including within themselves.
- Black History
- Diversity Equity & Inclusion
- Implicit Bias
- LGBTQ+ Focused
- Race & Racism
- Social Justice
GETTING TO KNOW
Victoria Alexander is a Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion practitioner whose passions are rooted in anti-racist education, critical consciousness building, and pro-Blackness from theory to practice. Victoria uses research, data, and narrative to guide folks to explore their racial and social identities, build intersectional anti-racist communities, and get closer to a justice oriented society that shared humanity demands. Victoria believes that in doing so, all of us together can build a coalition that challenges the status quo on interpersonal, organizational, and systematic levels.
Anti-Blackness, Beyond a Hashtag
Many US institutions and organizations continue, on a system level, to perpetuate anti-Blackness, period. This program focuses on personal reflection and growth opportunities to combat internalized anti-Blackness and its manifestations on various levels of our society and organizations. Victoria uses research, data, and narrative to guide folks to recognize, challenge and change anti-Black attitudes and behaviors in the world around them and even deep within themselves. Even if uncomfortable, we can’t solve a problem we won’t admit exists. Here, it’s not about perfection, it’s about progress.
- Increase their levels of awareness of deeply internalized anti-Black bias and its manifestations within colleges and universities
- Be empowered to identify, challenge, and change implicit and explicit cultures of anti-Black bias within themselves, their organization, and their community
- Be equipped with a toolkit of knowledge, background, vocabulary, and strategies to combat anti-Black bias and support marginalized members and communities as active allies.
- Understand how the concept of intersectionality impacts those Black folks who have multiple marginalized identities
Implicit Bias, What We Don’t Think We Think
We all have implicit biases, you, me, everyone. Implicit bias is part of how our brains are wired BUT that does not mean we can’t change them for the better! Victoria uses research, data, and narrative to guide folks to recognize, challenge and change bias in the world around them and even deep within themselves. Even if it can be uncomfortable to admit we are people with biases, we can’t solve a problem we won’t admit exists. Recognition is just the first step as Victoria leads participants through creating powerful and sustainable change in our organizations, communities, and ourselves. Here, it’s not about perfection, it’s about progress.
The topics explored include race, class, gender, sexuality, gender, religion, ability, and intersectionality.
- Be empowered with the knowledge and strategies necessary to know when and how to recognize and intervene in against bias and marginalization
- Learn how to identify the differences between passive allyship, performative allyship, saviorship, and active allyship
- Learn how to operate out of a growth mindset and embrace the many ways to identify how to consistently practice self-introspection; to leverage one’s own power and privilege toward active allyship.
When I Liberate Myself, I Liberate Others.
This program focuses on personal reflection and growth opportunities for people of color to combat internalized bias and its manifestations on various levels of their personal and/or experience. The title of this program borrows from Miss Fannie Lou Hammer, a Civil Rights activist who said, ““When I liberate myself, I liberate others. If you don’t speak out ain’t nobody going to speak out for you.” We will work together to recognize, challenge, and change our biases be they against other communities or internalized against our own. Biases we will unpack and explore include racism, sexism, heterosexism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, islamophobia, antisemitism, colorism, and body shape and size. We center intersectionality to understand the unique marginalizations experienced by those with multiple marginalized identities. Here, it’s not about perfection, its about progress.
As a result of attending this program, participants will:
- Increase their levels of awareness of deeply internalized social bias and its manifestations within their organization, community, and themselves
- Be equipped with a toolkit of knowledge, background, vocabulary, and strategies to combat bias and support marginalized people and communities.
- Be empowered to rest and feel joy as that is a tool of resistance
- Build coalition within and between groups because we are stronger together
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