Tamara Osivwemu

Vice President
The Management Center
Tamara recognized her passion for social justice and educational equity through her early work with foster youth. After leading school-based programs in Oakland, her drive to effectively serve youth and families strengthened her passion for helping others realize their individual and collective impact. Tamara has led results-oriented teams in a variety of roles at Citizen Schools, a nonprofit engaging more than 5,000 students in apprenticeship learning. Most recently she served as the Director of Diversity and Inclusion, where she led training institutes for new managers and a national working group focused on ensuring equitable practices for all staff.

Presentations from Facing Race 2018

It Doesn’t Have to Suck! Easy Management Levers for Anti-Oppression Lovers

As individuals and as organizations, we're committed to creating more racial equity, inclusion, and justice — but what do those values look like in practice within our organizations? Organizations (including our own) have spent money, time, and emotional labor (read: pain) trying to correct the inequities and exclusion present within them, and the results have been underwhelming at best. We want to become more inclusive and equitable - and it doesn't have to be so hard. After 2 years of labor, testing and practice, we'll share the key, innovative anti-oppression management strategies or “levers” that will ease the pathway to increasing racial equity inside your organization and in the work your organization works to achieve. We'll focus on immediately implementable tools and skills, with time built in for practice and workshopping of real-life examples.

Speakers: Bex Ahuja, Tamara Osivwemu