August 2019 Chapter Meeting
August 16, 2019
11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Speaker Name & Title:
Tamika Edwards, J.D.
Executive Director, The Social Justice Institute at Philander Smith College
Tamika S. Edwards, J.D., leads the Philander Smith College Social Justice Institute as Executive Director, the second in the Institute’s history. A native of Little Rock, Arkansas, Edwards most recently served as Director of Governmental Affairs at Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families (AACF) where she led the development and execution of the organization’s legislative strategy. Prior to AACF, she was Director of Public Policy at Southern Bancorp Community Partners and previously served as Community Affairs Specialist in the Office of U.S. Senator Blanche Lincoln. Edwards earned the Bachelor’s Degree in English from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB), the Master’s Degree in Professional and Technical Writing from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR), and the Juris Doctor from the UALR William H. Bowen School of Law. In addition to serving in numerous community leadership roles, she is a contributor to Talk Business and Politics. In 2017, she was recognized in the inaugural edition of The Arkansas 200, published by Arkansas Business, as a leader “who influences the way we live, learn and do business in the state.”
Tamika will address the importance of audience analysis, knowing your audience and how to build a schema before crafting the message.
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