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Mission

InciteChange! Consulting partners with colleges and universities engaging students, staff and faculty in reflection and skill development to deepen social justice conversations, practice and impact. Through a range of pedagogical approaches, we build capacity within individuals and organizations to foster sustainable social change.

Approach

Social justice is for everyone. Instances of equity and justice appear all around us, in daily life and in all disciplines. We believe working for social justice takes lots of different forms and that there are a multitude of ways that you and your organization can commit to social change. Our approach centers on the belief that the knowledge needed to work for justice comes from head, heart and body, and that a community of learners can make a tremendous impact. Helping others to cultivate productive, interdependent relationships in pursuit of lifelong learning is at the core of our work. We’re facilitators who believe knowledge cultivation is a two-way street. We foster self-reflection and community development, providing groups with the tools necessary to continue their work for justice long after our involvement. Workshops and curricular design looks different for all groups and individuals. With this in mind, we guide our approach centered on the following pedagogies: Experiential and Integrative Learning, Theatre of the Oppressed, Learning Styles Theory, Universal Design for Learning.

Heather Wilhelm-Routenberg

Director
Heather received her Masters of Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration from the University of Connecticut in 2010 and she has been working professionally in social justice education ever since. Her expertise centers on service-learning curriculum development, intersections of social justice and learning theory, workshop design and facilitation, and in training students to be social justice peer-educators. Using an inspirational and honest approach, Heather challenges audiences to take ownership for their role in creating inclusive communities while recognizing that doing so is an ongoing journey.

robbie routenberg-wilhelm

Speaker, Facilitator, Consultant
For 10 years, robbie has been serving as a social justice educator, aiming to illuminate the many ways that systems of inequity affect us as individuals and groups. Through highly interactive and reflective pedagogy, robbie facilitates the development of awareness, knowledge and skills in students and practitioners and assists them in applying this knowledge to multiple roles and contexts. robbie attained a Master’s Degree from the Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education program at the University of Michigan in 2007 and a Bachelor’s of Sociology from State University of New York at Geneseo in 2005.Currently, robbie serves as the Associate Director of the Global Scholars Program at the University of Michigan. robbie’s professional portfolio includes appointments as the Program Manager of the Program on Intergroup Relations and as a lecturer and consultant for the Center for Global and Intercultural Studies, roles held at the University of Michigan. Acting as a Coordinator of ACPA’s Institute on Social Justice in 2010 and 2012 and serving on the directorate body for ACPA’s Commission for Social Justice Educators, robbie’s service to the student affairs profession has contributed to a body of social justice scholarship. A lead facilitator for Leadershape, robbie works with student leaders committed to social change. As a frequent consultant, presenter and author, routenberg has helped individuals and organizations achieve their goals related to intercultural communication, reflective practice and engaging across identity differences.

Megan Harms

Web Manager / Graphic Designer
Megan is an all-around creative type with a B.A. in Journalism & Mass Communications from the University of Iowa. She is an expert DIY-er and Harry Potter geek, and she lives in Des Moines with her husband and two basset mixes.

Alan McKelton

Videographer
Alan is a recent graduate from the University of Michigan with a B.A. in Screen Arts and Cultures. He loves movies, video games, and Beyoncé (blessed be thy name.) He currently lives in Ann Arbor.

Michael Funkhouser

Campus Engagement Specialist
Michael is a junior at the University of Michigan studying Communications. He loves solving problems and finding innovative ways to do things. He is a two time National Champion Cheerleader who loves photography and videography. He lives in Ann Arbor.

Associate
Noor Ali

Noor is the Assistant Director for Social Justice Education at Northwestern University and adjunct faculty at Harper College in Student Developement. She co-manages the Step Up - Bystander Intervention Program and enjoys researching and publishing on Arab-Jewish dialogue and its impact on student experiences.

Associate
Trey Boynton

With nearly 20 years experience working in University settings, Trey has spent her professional career working to create inclusive environments. She works with the Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs (MESA) at the University of Michigan. Using storytelling and humor, Trey attempts to translate complex and challenging concepts into bite size chunks easy for our minds to digest.

Associate
Linh Nguyen

Linh trusts in the interconnectedness of the human experience that is realized through relationship building and compassion for one another, as the means to social change and breaking down of injustices. Serving as the Associate Director in the Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs at U of M, she has opportunity to use her passion and commitment to intercultural leadership and identity development to support the learning and growth of others.

Associate
Catalina Ormsby

Catalina Concha Ormsby is Associate Director of the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) at the University of Michigan. Among her core responsibilities, she develops academic programming and strategies for engaging diverse students in programs such as community college transfer student initiatives.

Associate
Maurice Stevens

Maurice is the Senior Faculty Research Director of the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at The Ohio State University and is an associate professor in the Department of Comparative Studies. His research interests include the formation and representation of identity in and through visual culture and political performance, critical trauma theory and theories of affect and embodiment.

Associate
Tanya Williams

Tanya is a co-lead facilitator for the LeaderShape Institute and a Senior Trainer with Class Action. She has over 20 years of experience in higher education, concentrating on diversity, inclusion, and social justice teaching, programming, and facilitation.