Clayborn Temple will host its third installment of the In This Place speaker series Monday, March 18, as a way to build relationships and have authentic conversations around restoration – as well as the social, racial and economic injustice that has plagued the city of Memphis. Tami Sawyer, Shelby County Commissioner, Managing Director of External Affairs at Teach for America and Memphis mayoral candidate, will facilitate as the In This Place Speaker-in-Residence.
This month's event is entitled Dangerous Women: The Case for Never Being Safe.
Joining Sawyer in a discussion on gender empowerment will be a panel of strong women who have played a vital role in shaping the Memphis community, including: Anasa Troutman, Executive Director at Clayborn Temple; Jasmine Tasaki, Executive Director at WeCareTN; Terri Freeman, Executive Director at National Civil Rights Museum; Erica Perry, Partnership Director at Law For Black Lives; Aimee Lewis, Vice President of External Affairs at Planned Parenthood of Tennessee and North Mississippi; Zoe Tripp, student at Middle College High School; Andrea Morales, photojournalist; and Lori Spicer-Robertson, Chief Communications and Engagement Officer at United Way of the Mid-South.
The purpose of the In This Place speaker series is to build relationships within the Memphis community and facilitate authentic conversations around restoration within the building, the city and beyond. The March event will mark the third in the series, and the final event for 2019 will take place in April, kicking off the renovation of Historic Clayborn Temple.
This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited. Please register, via Eventbrite.