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Social Justice in the Real World: Alumni Panel and Mixer


Join us a for a panel discussion and mixer with CASC Minor alumni. Panelists will share their stories and journey engaging in social justice and change work. Learn more about their academic career as undergraduate students, experience in the minor, and the challenges, and lessons learned about applications of social justice "in the real world", moderated by danny alvarez.

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danny alvarez (they/them)

danny alvarez MSW ‘12, is a passionate facilitator, educator and organizer who has applied social work practices to their work for the last decade. With practices strongly rooted in popular education and intergroup dialogue pedagogy, they have taught, developed and managed programs at both U-M and Stanford University over the last 5 years. Operating from the belief that social transformation is both necessary and possible, Alvarez is dedicated to helping individuals and organizations develop equitable systems, build power and move towards collective liberation. As a consultant and trainer, Alvarez works with corporate groups, nonprofit partners and movement organizations on themes including creating trans inclusive workplaces, strategic planning and change management, identifying and dismantling systems of white supremacy, and navigating conflict by recognizing and working with power dynamics. Most recently Alvarez worked at Stanford University Queer Student Resources developing curriculum and managing programs focused on the needs of queer and trans students of color.


Alumni Panelists

Ashley Soto (she/her)


Ashley Soto graduated from the University of Michigan with Distinction in May of 2020. She now holds a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Studies and works as an Admissions Representative at the University of Michigan Office of Undergraduate Admissions. During her time on campus, Ashley was the President of her multicultural sorority, Delta Tau Lambda Sorority, Inc. and executed multiple educational community programs such as Salute to Latinas and Right to Success.


Amy Navvab (she/her)

Amy Navvab graduated from the University of Michigan in 2013 (B.A. Women's Studies and Psychology with a Community Action Social Change minor) and the University of Michigan's School of Social Work in 2014 (Master of Social Work). Upon graduation she worked in Restorative Justice for over 5 years in Chicago, Boulder, and Denver primarily in schools but also in the criminal justice system. She has experience facilitating restorative practices with kindergarten students up to 12th graders as well as training and supporting adult educators around Restorative Practices. She recently switched to be a School Social Worker with Jefferson County Public Schools in Colorado and is still supporting restorative practice in schools but as a Mental Health Provider for students in Special Education.


Tahany Alsabahi (she/her)

Tahany Alsabahi

 Tahany Alsabahi is a 2017 graduate of the University of Michigan (U-M), where she double majored in International Studies and Middle Eastern & North African Studies and minored in Community Action and Social Change. As a student, Tahany worked as a Program Coordinator for the Program on Intergroup Relations; co-founded the Yemeni Students' Association; and co-chaired Students Allied for Freedom and Equality (SAFE), where she led campaigns urging the University to divest from companies complicit in human rights abuses. For two year after graduating, Tahany worked in higher ed social justice initiatives in the College of LS&A. Currently, she's a second-year law student at the University of Southern California Gould School of Law, where is involved in the Public Interest Law Foundation, Mediation Clinic, and various diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.


Event Details

  • Online
  • 3/10/2021 - 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
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