#JPSPEAKS 016: Social Justice Work as a Spiritual Task to (Re)instill Humanity with Alex C. Lange
Welcome to Episode 016 of the #JPSPEAKS: Social Justice & Inclusion Podcast for Higher Education Professionals! This month, we had the honor of interviewing, Alex C. Lange!
Below, you will find the show notes, Alex’s Biography , and their call-to-action! Enjoy!
In this particular episode, participants will be able to:
- Articulate a vision of social justice that is congruent with actions toward social justice (AKA the means matching the ends);
- Articulate that genuine relationships are a key component of bubble up social change (rather than trickle down change);
- Recognize the place of compassion and accountability in social justice work;
- Determine how both the concepts of compassion and impatience can exist simultaneously in social justice work;
- Reflect on how we discuss social justice that moves from sides and issues to stakes and human terms
Alex C. Lange’s Biography & Contact Info:
Alex C. Lange, M.Ed. (pronouns: they/them/their) is currently a PhD student in the Higher Education and Student Affairs program at the University of Iowa. Since completing their master’s degree at the University of Georgia in 2014, Alex has worked in a variety of functional areas, including intra- & intercultural community development, LGBTQ student services, student affairs operations, leadership education, and residence life. Their professional and research interests include how students make meaning of their dominant identities and internalized dominance, white supremacy student organizations on college campuses, and using overlapping critical frameworks to complicate student experiences and development. Alex has a Masters of Education in College Student Affairs Administration from the University of Georgia and a Bachelor’s of Arts in Law and American Society from the Wilkes Honors College at Florida Atlantic University. You can find them on Twitter at @itsAlexCL.
Alex C. Lange in the Media & Profession
“How to Think Constellationally” I Alex C. Lange
“#ThisIsUs: Confronting the Continuing Realities of White Supremacy in Higher Education”
- Black Lives Matter Website
- Utilizing Bubble-Up Social Change vs. Trickle Down
- NPR Article by Gene Demby, “Is It Racist to Call Someone Racist”
- “Hope in the Dark: Untold Histories, Wild Possibilities” by Rebecca Solnit
- Krista Tippett “On Being” Podcast
- “Is America Possible?” Episode with Vincent Harding
- “Where Does it Hurt?” Episode with Ruby Sales
- “Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living” by Krista Tippett
- “Pedagogy of the Oppressed” by Paulo Freire
- Alex C. Lange’s Website
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