Join us on December 7 at the Church Health Crosstown Concourse community room (1350 Concourse Ave.) as we engage with activist, writer, and speaker Tami Sawyer.
Refreshments and socializing will take place from 6:30 - 7 p.m., with the podcast recording to begin at 7 p.m. Free childcare will be provided at Grace St. Luke's Episcopal Church (1720 Peabody Ave.)
ABOUT TAMI SAWYER
Tami Sawyer is the Director, Diversity & Cultural Competence with Teach For America Memphis and a writer, speaker and social justice & education advocate. She is an alumna of the University of Memphis and attended Howard University School of Law. A leader in Movement for Black Lives in Memphis, Tami is a TEDx speaker and has been featured on Al Jazeera, NPR, BBC Radio, Huffington Post, MLK50, The New Tri-State Defender and the covers of the Memphis Flyer and Memphis Daily News.
She was named one of "Five Women to Watch" at the 2016 Memphis Business Journal Superwomen in Business Awards. Tami has been an introductory speaker for social justice leaders Angela Davis, Gloria Steinem and Minister Louis Farrakhan. In 2016, she was a social justice oriented candidate for Tennessee State Representative. In 2017, Tami continued her work as a social justice advocate which led her to organize #takeemdown901, the movement to remove Confederate Statues from Memphis' public parks. Tami's free-time is spent with family and friends, catching up on indie movies and reading through her Kindle list.