The Michael F. Lange Foundation

The Michael F. Lange Foundation Promoting Global Social Change, Social Justice, & Peace

Mission Statement To support and promote global social change, social justice, and peace. Purpose Statement To generate financial and other forms of support for individuals and organizations globally who are meeting the expressed purposes of the foundation as defined by The Michael F. Lange Foundation mission statement, and articulated in its vision statement, projected initiatives, and framed by its goals as established by the Board of Directors. When deemed necessary by the Board of Directors The Michael F. Lange Foundation will offer direct programs and services to selected constituent groups. Vision Statements Social Change Social change means the improvement of the quality of life for all persons by challenging systemic and cultural barriers through the process of self-examination, lifelong learning, awareness of humanity, and constructive listening. Social Justice Social Justice means valuing diversity and challenging injustices, and promotes equal economic opportunities and political and social rights for all. Peace Peace means having love, compassion, and empathy for all persons, and promotes integrity and acceptance, and safe havens for truth telling, tolerance, cooperation, and collaboration.

Mission: To support and promote global social change, social justice, and peace.

Please mark your calendars for Saturday, May 20th, from 2 to 5 p.m., to spend the afternoon with The Michael F. Lange Fo...
04/28/2017

Please mark your calendars for Saturday, May 20th, from 2 to 5 p.m., to spend the afternoon with The Michael F. Lange Foundation at the African American Museum & Library at Oakland as we present a special interactive museum exhibit and presentation, The Life and Legacy of Michael Lange, in honor of an Oakland son who lived to promote Social Change, Social Justice, and Peace. We will also honor a few outstanding community leaders and dedicated family members and friends who have blessed Michael and the Lange family through murals, television talk shows, film roles, and more!

Supporting Black Greek organizations which are committed to positive social change.
03/11/2017
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Supporting Black Greek organizations which are committed to positive social change.

“For us to remain strong, in spite of our differences, we have to cherish them instead of using them to separate ourse...
03/10/2017
I Am — Part 3 – The Michael F. Lange Foundation

“For us to remain strong, in spite of our differences, we have to cherish them instead of using them to separate ourselves. Our [country’s] greatness depends on unity.” –Dr. Asif Chaudhry

The third and final entry into a three part series on an interfaith gathering at the Pullman, WA Mosque.

In light of the Trump Administration's decisions to target groups, our greatest asset will be our ability to come together for each other. #Unity #Resist

Opening the Facebook app or looking at the news no longer seems safe; there is a continuous barrage of dishertening news from our current White House. Even today, we are starting “Round 2” of the immigration ban, with Hawaii and Washington State leading with a lawsuit. This type of state sponsored d...

The Michael F. Lange Foundation
02/27/2017
The Michael F. Lange Foundation

The Michael F. Lange Foundation

“This interfaith is not a message for the old, but a message for the young adults. The young will see this act of interfaith and remember it until they are old.”

Part 2 of a 3 part series exploring the Muslim Community during our current administration

“This interfaith is not a message for the old, but a message for the young adults. The young will see this act of inte...
02/27/2017
I Am — Part 2 – The Michael F. Lange Foundation

“This interfaith is not a message for the old, but a message for the young adults. The young will see this act of interfaith and remember it until they are old.”

Part 2 of a 3 part series exploring the Muslim Community during our current administration

There are many Muslims who have reasons to doubt and fear what can happen in the next four years.  President Trump has been known for his loose footing on his policy stances, and his constant flopping, however, some of his campaign stances have been concerning, to say the least. President Trump has…

“I want to feel like a Muslim in this country can do anything, and be anything.” -Dr. Asif J. ChaudhryPart 1 of a 3 ...
02/26/2017
I Am — Part 1 – The Michael F. Lange Foundation

“I want to feel like a Muslim in this country can do anything, and be anything.” -Dr. Asif J. Chaudhry

Part 1 of a 3 part series exploring the Muslim communities during the current administration. Look for parts 2 and 3 in the coming days.

United States tensions are high. Protests fill the streets, City council meetings no longer have enough room for their constituents, and States are suing the Federal government. The outrage in response to President Trump’s Executive Order dictating a travel ban against several countries has been mas...

"The use of “nonpartisan” in such a mission statement is laughable at best and hypocritical at worst, considering th...
01/25/2017
Then They Came for the Professors – The Michael F. Lange Foundation

"The use of “nonpartisan” in such a mission statement is laughable at best and hypocritical at worst, considering that the website they created, sponsor, and maintain targets professors nationwide, with the clear objective of bringing harm to the reputations of anyone they perceive as discriminating “against conservative students and advance leftist propaganda.”'

It has begun in America. The chilling Professor Watch List, a website that personally targets college professors, states the following purpose:

01/16/2017
To be a fly on the wall: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Meets Malcolm X in Omega Chapter – The Michael F. Lange Foundation

The Michael F. Lange Foundation celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with an exposé by the President Pettis Perry.

For those of us in The Michael F. Lange Foundation, as we think about and celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., we are reminded of his accomplishments and his impact on global human rights. But, we also celebrate his life as a member of Alpha Phi Alpha, Fraternity, Inc. We cannot separate this conn...

11/21/2016
WFAA

As timely today as it was then. . .Thank you!

"The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything." - Albert Einstein.

In case you missed it, this is why everyone is talking about Dale Hansen.

His legacy, His Family, His Friends
05/20/2016

His legacy, His Family, His Friends

05/20/2016

The Birth of The Michael F. Lange Foundation

Professionally, Michael Lange was an extraordinarily talented person. He was an educator, coach, mentor, counselor, actor, playwright, musician, lyricist, writer, artist, television host, civil rights activist, and humanitarian. He was also an eloquent gentleman who lived with integrity, compassion, and commitment for making life better for all people. He made significant contributions during his lifetime to social change, social justice, and peace, and counseled someone who needed help until just days before losing his battle with cancer on May 20, 2015. He was 66 years old.

On the day of his passing, his mother, Jerri Lange, called family and friends to gather at her home in Michael’s honor and to help her send him to heaven on a beam of love sealed with a champagne toast. Around 40 people, along with the entire cast of "Lord, Why Can't I do Right?" a play Michael was producing, all came to show their love and support for the Lange family. Everyone talked about Michael's remarkable life as well as his extraordinary accomplishments. That evening it was decided that creating a foundation in his name would honor him by carrying his legacy forward to serve his local community where he lived in Oakland, CA and the world which he considered his global community. The discussion turned into an idea, and the idea gave way to the birth of The Michael F. Lange Foundation five short months after his passing.

Under the leadership of one of Michael’s closest friends and Alpha Phi Alpha brother, Pettis Perry, mother Jerri Lange, and five other founding members came together as Incorporators to form the initial nucleus of the organization. In addition to Jerri and Pettis, the founders were Michael’s cousin Anita Smith, friend Carmen Stone, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Brothers Peter Bostic, John Cooke, and Darrell Ovid, as well as Jeffrey Slough a teacher and community activist from Bellingham, WA. Cheryl Perry-League, Doris Mangrum, Alpha Phi Alpha Brother Fred Jackson, and Cherif Sidialicherif were recruited to the Board of Directors shortly thereafter. With the help of many other friends and family members, The Michael F. Lange Foundation initiated its strategic thinking process, received its 501(c)3 nonprofit public charity designation from the California Secretary of State on October 19, 2015, and its Letter of Exemption from the IRS on December 30, 2015. Within one year, The Foundation Launched its website on May 20, 2016, the anniversary of Michael’s passing.

Carmen Stone, Founding Member

The Michael F. Lange Foundation's cover photo
05/20/2016

The Michael F. Lange Foundation's cover photo

The Michael F. Lange Foundation
05/20/2016

The Michael F. Lange Foundation

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Oakland, CA
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