By now, you’ve probably seen activist Tamika D. Mallory’s chilling speech at a Minneapolis press conference last month, following the tragic murder of George Floyd at the hands of the police. “Arrest the cops. Charge the cops. Not just here in Minneapolis. Charge them in every city across America where our people are being murdered. That’s the bottom line,” said Mallory, the cofounder of Until Freedom, an intersectional social justice organization, and a former cochair of the Women’s March on Washington in 2017. If you haven't seen her or heard of her get to know her real quick.
Tamika Mallory is a nationally recognized activist. She fights for human rights, equality, gun control and freedom. Tamika’s talks and keynotes are full of power, inspiration and offer wake-up-calls for all of us to start changing and fighting for justice.
Mallory was born in Harlem, New York City, to Stanley and Voncile Mallory in New York City. She grew up in the Manhattanville Houses in Manhattan and moved to Co-Op City in the Bronx when she was 14. Her parents were founding members and activists of Reverend Al Sharpton's National Action Network (NAN), a leading civil rights organization throughout the United States.Their work in NAN influenced Mallory and her interests in social justice and civil rights.
At age 11, Mallory became a member of NAN to learn more about the civil rights movement. By the time Mallory turned 15, she was a volunteer staff member at NAN.
Her son's father, Jason Ryans, was murdered in 2001.Mallory says that her experience with NAN taught her to react to this tragedy with activism. Her son, Tarique, is a member of NAN.
Mallory went on to become the youngest Executive Director at NAN in 2011. After working at NAN for 14 years,Mallory stepped down from her position as executive director in 2013 to follow her own activism goals, but still takes part in NAN's work, attending rallies and recruiting members.
In 2014, Mallory was selected to serve on the transition committee of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. During that time, she helped create the NYC Crisis Management System, an official gun violence prevention program that awards $20 million annually to gun violence prevention organizations. She also served as the co-chair for a new initiative through the Crisis Management System, Gun Violence Awareness Month.
Mallory is the president of Mallory Consulting, a strategic planning and event management firm in New York City. She is on the board of directors for Gathering for Justice, an organization aimed at ending child incarceration and working to eliminate policies that produce mass incarceration.
In 2017, as co-chair of the Women’s March, she helped organize the largest single-day protest in U.S. history.
In 2018, Mallory criticized Starbucks for including the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), an organization whose stated mission is to "fight anti-Semitism and all forms of hate",in a company-wide racial bias training after the arrest of two black men at a Starbucks in Philadelphia. In a tweet, she accused the ADL of "attack[ing] black and brown people" and wrote, "ADL sends US police to Israel to learn their military practices. This is deeply troubling. Let’s not even talk abt their attacks against .@blacklivesmatter.”Starbucks subsequently dropped the ADL from its anti-bias training, a decision Liel Leibovitz of Tablet said was "giving in to bigotry."
Tamika Mallory offers bold, inspiring ideas and strategies for creating social and political change, while rallying audiences to fight for human rights, civil rights, and equal rights for all.
Tamika is an esteemed social justice leader, political activist, and a next generation advocate for human rights, equal rights for women, health care, gun restrictions, and ethical police conduct.
Hailed as a “leader of tomorrow” by Valerie Jarrett, then senior advisor to President Obama, Tamika has the gravitas of a long-time political organizer – she served as the National Action Network’s youngest executive director. Following the death of her son’s father to gun violence, Tamika advocated for stronger gun restrictions; later, she joined Vice President Joe Biden’s gun control task force.
A rising leader in the new wave of feminism, she empowers others to contribute their voice and engage in the political process to create change, while sharing her outspoken perspective on where the civil rights movement goes from here.
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Pink, Aiden . "Women's March Leaders Slam Starbucks For Tapping ADL To Defuse Racism Furor". The Forward.
"The ADL Kicked Out of Leading Starbucks' Diversity Training". Tablet Magazine.