Stephanie L. Lang, a writer, community curator and passionate advocate for social justice, will lead Equity and Community Advocacy for the University of Texas Center for Community Engagement (CCE).
Lang has been leading both the cultural and historic preservation efforts for the CCE the past year. Previously, Lang worked for the John L Warfield Center for African & African American Studies at the University of Texas for over 14 years. In her position as Program Administrator, she created community-centered programming that fostered relationships between UT and Austin community organizations through collaborations, shared resources, and other forms of support. “We’re thrilled to have Stephanie joining the Center for Community Engagement team as ECA lead,” said Dr. Suchitra Gururaj, Assistant Vice President for Community Engagement and Economic Development. “She brings a true passion for telling the stories of Austin’s communities and elevating community voice, which will help her and us create and foster community collaborations rooted in trust and empathy.”
In 2018, after the success of multiple community curatorial projects centered around black communities in Austin, Ms. Lang founded RECLAIM, an organization that works to discover, recover and ultimately showcase the narratives and histories of black people throughout the diaspora, and present these findings through an artistic and thought-provoking lens.
Lang also hosts Zumbi, a radio show sponsored by the John L. Warfield Center and the CCE, that airs on KAZI-88.7 FM. She spotlights activists, scholars and artists whose work is centered around the affluence of Black life and activity not only in Austin, but around the world.