danny alvarez

Lecturer III

danny alvarez (they/them) is a lecturer with The Program on Intergroup Relations in the University of Michigan's College of Literature, Science, and the Arts. They're 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. 

Educational background

  • MSW, University of Michigan
  • BA in African American studies, Earlham College


Street Address
1214 S University, Suite B
Ann Arbor