Activists Ignite Conversation Around Social Justice in New Tough Mind, Tender Heart “Talk Back” Sessions
by Renee M. Shelby
ATLANTA, January 2, 2014 – On January 8th from 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM EST, social justice website, toughmindtenderheart.com, will feature a “Talk Back” session where activists discuss their diverse strategies to similar problems. Website founder, Sandra Barnhill, who is nationally recognized for her work around children of the incarcerated asserts, “We need to know about these frontline justice workers who often go unrecognized. Their strategies and approaches to dealing with complex issues can be beneficial to others who are working on the same, similar or even different issues.” The “Talk Back” sessions aim to provide a forum where activists and justice-minded people can connect and interact.
Approximately every 5 weeks, a group of activists will be featured, who will converse about their work and approaches towards social justice. Visitors to the website are encouraged to join the conversation, respond, or pose their own questions to the activists. The first “Talk Back” session will spotlight two frontline activists working towards food justice and equitable food access: Anthony Flaccavento, organic farmer from Virginia, and Kwabena Nkromo, Atlanta leader for urban agriculture development.
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