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Festival Season:

March 2024

Reclaiming Our Humanity

Reclaiming Our Humanity

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Robert Mossi Alexander
Robert Mossi Alexander
Chardeney Mason
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In Reclaiming Our Humanity, we explore the remarkable journeys of six African American men who defied the odds, by rebuilding their lives after incarceration. Their stories are testaments to the power of determination, redemption, and the human spirit. Reclaiming Our Humanity is an inspiring collection of stories that reveals the incredible potential for change and growth within individuals who have experienced the criminal justice system. 


These six African American men prove that, with determination, support, and an unwavering belief in themselves, success can emerge from even the darkest of circumstances. Their tales serve as a beacon of hope for all those who strive to overcome adversity and build a brighter future.

Submitter Statement

Meet Dr. Robert Alexander, a dedicated community college educator passionate about fostering inclusive and transformative learning environments. With his roots deeply embedded in the field of education, Dr. Robert Alexander brings a wealth of experience and a commitment to empowering formerly incarcerated folks. Dr. Robert Alexander is not just an educator; he is a mentor, a catalyst for positive change, and a champion for the transformative potential of education within the community college landscape and beyond. Through his unwavering commitment to students and the community, Dr. Robert Alexander is shaping the future, one student at a time.

Hailing from East Oakland, California, Dr. Robert Alexander forged a path to success through resilience and determination. Despite the challenges, his upbringing instilled in him a relentless work ethic and a steadfast belief in the power of education. Today, as a symbol of triumph over circumstances, he is a testament to the transformative impact of persistence, education, and an indomitable spirit in the face of adversity. 


Dr. Robert Alexander, holds his advanced degrees in International and Multicultural Education from the University of San Francisco, grounding his counseling and instructional approach in a solid academic foundation. He has dedicated his career to the belief that education is a powerful tool for personal and societal change.


Known for his innovative teaching methods, Dr. Robert Alexander, engages students through interactive and experiential learning, recognizing the diverse backgrounds and learning styles present in his classrooms. He strives to create a supportive atmosphere where every student feels heard and valued, fostering an environment that promotes intellectual curiosity and critical thinking. 

 

Beyond the classroom, Dr. Robert Alexander, is actively involved in the 100 Black Men of the Bay Area and Mount Tamalpais College at San Quentin State Prison, extending his impact beyond college counseling and instruction. He understands the unique needs of formerly incarcerated folks and knows that many may have experienced trauma, lack of education, and/or limited job skills. Recognizing these challenges allows for targeted interventions, such as trauma-informed care and educational programs, to address their specific needs. 

 

Dr. Robert Alexander is not just an educator; he is a mentor, a catalyst for positive change, and a champion for the transformative potential of education within the community college landscape and beyond. Through his unwavering commitment to students and the community, Dr. Robert Alexander is shaping the future, one student at a time.

Key Cast

Shaka Senghor

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