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The Value of You | Tami Sawyer | TEDxMemphis
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Added Sep 20, 2016
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Tami discusses the importance of you as an individual and the impact you can have on society.

Tami Sawyer is a leader in the realms of social justice and entrepreneurship. A native Memphian and alumna of St. Mary’s Episcopal School, Tami spent ten years in Washington DC, studying at Howard University School of Law, exploring various entrepreneurial endeavors and working as a human capital analyst with a focus on diversity for the United States Navy. Upon her return to Memphis in 2013, Tami began to organize get out the vote initiatives and became recognized as a leader in the local Black Lives Matter movement. Tami’s leadership has been acknowledged as a featured speaker at Minister Louis Farrakhan’s Justice or Else Memphis Rally and a recipient of the Team USA Women’s Boxing Elite 11 award. Tami is currently the Director, Diversity & Cultural Competence with Teach For America Memphis. She is also the founder of Power Box, a digital black business directory designed to route the 1.7 trillion dollar African American buying power into black communities. Tami serves on the board o

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