Facilitator | Consultant
Alex is a dedicated facilitator and community organizer who focuses on affirming the intersectionalities of identities while creating healing spaces for marginalized individuals and communities most impacted by systems of oppression. Their work leads individuals and groups in identifying the ways in which oppression impacts us not only on a systemic level, but on an internalized level; with a particular focus on mental and spiritual health. Alex guides folx in developing a better understanding of the ways in which people can dismantle biased beliefs and practices, and replace them with intentional healing, empathy, and positive evolution to contribute towards our collective liberation.
When do you feel connected to something greater than myself?
"In raising my child. Through developing my own antioppressive parenting practices, I am able to foster a relationship with my daughter that is more focused on mutual love and respect, and provide her with a foundation of confidence, expression, and compassion that was often denied to me because of various aspects of my identity. My kiddo will always be my greatest contribution in trying to leave this world a better place than when I entered it."
“Alex is an anti-racist educator in everything they do. They show up for the work through leading racial affinity groups, thoughtfully examining and giving invaluable feedback about whole school practices through the lens of racial equity and running equitable care spaces for children and adults. They have been a lead facilitator in our racial equity work, staff affinity groups and student affinity spaces as well. They are an incredible group leader and individual thought partner as well and truly an asset to any organization that is here for the real work.”
East Harlem Scholars Academy
Healing Justice: centers antioppression work for marginalized communities on healing in order to holistically address and mend the long-term impacts of oppression.
Facilitation: utilizing a variety of tools including (but not limited to) dialogue, writing, community building, and participant-centered work in order to uplift the knowledge and skills participants already hold, and to equip them with new proficiencies to support their continued empowerment and growth.
Youth Development: focuses on the various needs of young people on a mental, physical, and emotional level in order to better inform and equip caregivers, educators, and others with young folx in their lives to be stronger and more empathetic mentors and role models.
Training Trainers: develops the skills of others facilitators in order to create long-term sustainable work within organization and communities.
Leadership Mentoring: guides managers and supervisors in identifying the ways in which power dynamics disrupt the ability to create equitable and emotionally safe spaces, and to develop practices that are more mission oriented and inclusive.