Tam­my John­son, direc­tor of strate­gic part­ner­ships at the Applied Research Cen­ter (ARC), has many years expe­ri­ence as a com­mu­ni­ty orga­niz­er, train­er and writer versed in race and pub­lic pol­i­cy. She cut her activist teeth as pres­i­dent of the Black Stu­dent Union at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Wis­con­sin-Mil­wau­kee and as pres­i­dent of the Wis­con­sin Statewide Stu­dent Asso­ci­a­tion. She is a for­mer board mem­ber of the Nation­al Orga­niz­er Alliance.

Johnson has authored and edited several reports on race and equity issues, including four editions of the California Report Card on Racial Equity, and Race, Education and No Child Left Behind: A Guide for Journalists. She has become a widely recognized for her knowledge of racially equitable public policy practices, and has appeared in various broadcast, online and print media outlets on the subject. Johnson has written for and been featured in a number of publications, radio programs and online journals, including AlterNet, The Huffington Post, Leadership and ColorLines magazines.

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