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Listen to the third episode of Seawolf Voices

by Matt Jardin  |   

Celeste Hodge Growden
(Photo by James Evans / University of Alaska Anchorage)

Helping people was always a calling for Celeste Hodge Growden, A.A. General Program ’92, B.S.W. Social Work ’96, and she does exactly that through her advocacy for racial equity and systemic change. After obtaining her degree from UAA, she joined the Anchorage chapter of the NAACP, first as vice president, and eventually as the chapter's longest-serving president. In 2019, Celeste became president and CEO of the Alaska Black Caucus, which was followed by a year that saw the entire country grappling with the issues she has worked her whole life to address. In this episode, Celeste talks about partnering with the community to tackle these big issues, the necessary work that still needs to be done, and how her organization has partnered with her alma mater to help train the next generation of social workers.

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