June Press Release
TOUGH MIND, TENDER HEART HIGHLIGHTS ACTIVISTS WORKING TOWARDS A MORE EQUITABLE SOCIETY
Atlanta, June 16, 2014 – Maya Angelou believed her mission in life was not merely to survive but to thrive and do so with passion and compassion. Her involvement in the civil rights movement, working with Dr. Martin Luther King and Malcolm X demonstrated her passions and ability to thrive as she believed in creating a more just world. Today, the emerging social justice website, A Tough Mind and Tender Heart continues to feature dedicated activists throughout the country whose work is propelled by their passions for equity.
Edward Chisolm works to ensure that all students, particularly black males have access to quality educational and social services within the public school system. He is motivated by the level of devastation caused by racial discrimination in our society. Edward has dedicated approximately 30 years of his life towards working on these issues in Savannah, GA.
Nathaniel Smith is the founder and chief equity officer at Partnership for Southern Equity (PSE) which advocates for public policies that increase access and opportunities for vulnerable populations. PSE developed the Metro Atlanta Equity Atlas, which provides regional stakeholders with a comprehensive resource that aids in determining how to create a more fair and equitable region.
Andrew Tyner is a graduate student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill studying political theory with an emphasis on the history of political thought. He is interested in the history of justice movements as he addresses economic inequalities and racial injustices in higher education.