Alexandra Brown is a Licensed Social Worker from Philadelphia Pennsylvania specializing in working with children and families with complex trauma and emotional and behavioral challenges stemming from intergenerational trauma. Alexandra was trained as a Clinical Social Worker at Temple University, graduating in 2017 with their Masters of Social Work out of which her passion for the study of Intrauterine Trauma, Adverse Childhood Experiences, and Epigenetics stemmed. Alexandra’s treatment focus starts with psychoeducation on the impact of generational trauma and how that plays out in “live time,” moving along the continuum of recognition of self-mediated shame and guilt, how these feelings manifest in our bodies, and tools that empower individuals to shift through this work towards a place of unconditional self-love and healing. Alexandra’s work includes the acknowledgement and incorporation of various types of intersectional identities, examining how moments of intersection impact the relationship we have with ourselves, others, and the world around us. Alexandra brings their learning and practice of ecosystemic family therapy into alignment with deeper forms of societal reckoning. In doing so, they shift the stigma of diagnosis from individual children to systems that reproduce violence and trauma over time.
Training Center of Philadelphia, three-year cohort trainer with a special emphasis on historical and generational trauma
Winter Rae Schneider
Winter is a historian, educator and organizer who brings historical complexity to bear on processes of narrative-building movement strategy. They received their PhD from UCLA, where their work was supported by the University of California Center for New Racial Studies, the Institute of American Cultures, and the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation award. They are trained in archival research, oral history and historical ethnography, and their doctoral research explored methodologies of historical reconstruction in post-emancipation contexts in the Americas. In the classroom, they have designed and taught courses ranging from African Diasporic history, to gender studies courses on “American Masculinities,” “Intersectional Liberation Movements,” and most recently on a new methodology for historical reckoning through “Family Histories.” Their first book, Debts of Independence: Rural Accounts of Sovereignty in Haiti’s Nineteenth-Century is under contract with the University of Florida Press.
Assistant Visiting Professor of History, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY. Courses taught: “Family Histories: Critically Accounting for the Past.” This new history methods course asked students from across the Open Society University Network (OSUN) to rigorously engage their own relationship to place, lineage and narrative as a way into building historical understanding that feels transformative.
Process design and facilitation “Cultivating the Conditions to Grow” and “Growing Out of Whiteness” (AHN)