Victoria Alexander

Victoria Alexander is on a mission to raise critical consciousness in students to help them explore their racial and social identities, build anti-racist communities, and create social change.

Topics

▪Diversity & Inclusion ▪Fraternity & Sorority Life ▪Social Justice ▪Leadership ▪Orientation ▪Residence Life

Keynotes

▪A Little Black Book on Confronting Anti-Blackness
▪On Wednesdays, We Topple the Cis-Heteronormative White Supremacist Patriarchy
▪What do we mean, “Values Based Organizations”? Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality in Fraternity and Sorority Life

 

Victoria’s Bio

Victoria Alexander is a Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion practitioner whose passions are rooted in anti-racist pedagogy, critical consciousness building, and experiences of Black students in predominately white institutions. The aim of her work is to challenge the myths regarding the historical and present-day distributions of power, investigate the role of racism and anti-racism in social, professional, and educational spaces, and empower people to analyze their own social identities and positions within systems of power.
Victoria Alexander is currently a PhD student at the University of Maryland College of Education, studying Higher Education.

The Anti-Racist Resource Guide was created for anyone looking to broaden their understanding of anti-racism and get involved to combat racism, specifically as it relates to anti-Blackness and police violence. Within this guide, please find a variety of resources to explore practical ways to understand, explain, and solve seemingly intractable problems of racial inequity, white supremacy, police violence, & systemic injustice.

You can download this 6 Page Resource Free Here.

Victoria’s Blogs

The following are past entries Victoria has written for the CAMPUSPEAK Speaker’s Voice Blog

Black Lives Matter

Promotional Materials

To help you promote your event with Victoria, CAMPUSPEAK has created promotional templates you can use. In this folder, you will find resources for social media, a promotional poster for printing, and press photos you can use for your event.
Link to Promotional Materials

Logistical Materials

Below you will find logistical resources for the day of your event with Victoria.

In-Person Event AV needs (PDF)
Speaking introduction (PDF)

“Victoria was awesome! I appreciate how she honestly and directly addressed topics that folks often shy away from. Her passion about the topic radiated through and kept an audience of almost 400 students engaged via Zoom – no easy feat! I’ve been nervous over the past year to host large keynotes via Zoom because I worry about engagement, but Victoria was incredible and put all my worries at ease.”

Tommy Severin

Assistant Director, Center for Student Development, Adelphi University

“Victoria is a star. I have never had a DEI speaker who was able to connect with so many people from different backgrounds and beliefs and still get the point across and inspire change.”

Caitlin Steele

Student Activities Program Specialist, Blue Mountain Community College

See What People Have to Say!

Victoria was an incredible public speaker. She matched the tone of the event perfectly and it really felt like she listened to what we wanted out of the talk. 11/10!

Hannah McCollum – Regionals Co-Chair, Theta Tau Chi Chapter

“Victoria had great examples, a high knowledge of subject, and is well organized in her presentation. She provides a burst of refreshing energy and reminds us there is ample opportunity for growth.

Andrea Giachino – Conference Coordinator, ACUI

Keynotes

A Little Black Book On Confronting Anti-Blackness

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 the college experience. Some manifestations of anti-Blackness include: white favoritism in socialization, risk-management practices, and Black representation in leadership.

Learning Outcomes

As a result of attending this program, students will:

  • 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 the selves, their organization, and their community
  • Be equipped with a toolkit of knowledge, background, vocabulary, and strategies to combat bias and support marginalized members and communities as active allies.
On Wednesdays, We Topple the Cis-Heteronormative White Supremacist Patriarchy

Historically and/or predominately white organizations and universities may be ill-equipped to support the growing diversity of college student populations, and the increasing demand to speak out against bias. It is more important than ever to support students, institutions, and organizations with knowledge and resources to be active and intentional allies to marginalized communities and in the broader communities in which they move.

Learning Outcomes

As a result of attending this program, students will:

  • 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.
What do we mean, “Values Based Organizations”? Race, class, gender, and sexuality in Fraternity and Sorority Life

Fraternities and sororities have a long and storied history. Some aspects are positive and worth accolades. Others are marked by exclusion, hate, and vitriol. We can’t tell the stories of our organizations, or fully understand our groups without a full picture of the history of race, class, gender, and sexuality in fraternity and sorority life. Let’s move past the information on the website and in the new member education pamphlet.

Learning Outcomes

As a result of attending this program, students will:

  • Gain a greater understanding of the historical relationships between privilege, identity, bias, discrimination, and fraternity/sorority life specifically as it relates to race, class, gender, and sexuality
  • Become more familiar with each National Council/Umbrella organization
  • Understand and honor the culturally based fraternal experience
  • Acknowledge the discriminatory history of many fraternal organizations
  • Recognize the impact of stereotype threat phenomenon
  • Locate ways privilege, bias, and discrimination continue to permeate the fraternity/sorority experience
  • Identify means to generate welcoming and affirmative spaces for all students who seek membership in fraternities and sororities