Tamika Middleton has been organizing in social movements for 17 years, serving at every level of organizations from volunteer to interim executive director to board vice chair. She is from the SC Sea Islands (St. Helena Island) which nurtured her love for community and connection to Black people, and was politicized in the movement for the abolition of the prison industrial complex in New Orleans. She is an organizer, birthworker, writer, and unschooling mama who is passionate about and active in struggles that affect Black women’s lives. She has organized in the abolition movement, the reproductive justice movement, and the movement for domestic worker rights. She has facilitated trainings, staff retreats, conflict resolution sessions, and strategic planning efforts, conducted organizational evaluations and restructuring, and written curricula and reports of various types.
Tamika is one of the founders of the Anna Julia Cooper Learning and Liberation Center, a cooperative, learner-centered, and self-directed community rooted in a radical Black queer feminist politic. Currently, Tamika serves as the Black Organizing Co-coordinator for the National Domestic Workers Alliance, where she previously served as the Georgia State Director. Tamika also serves as a Community Advisory Board member of Critical Resistance (formerly Southern Regional Coordinator), a Leadership Team member of Kindred Southern Healing Justice Collective (formerly Coordinator), and as treasurer of the board of the Organization for Human Rights and Democracy. Tamika has been published in Creative Loafing Atlanta, Colorlines, Talk Poverty, Voices for Human Needs blog, MomsRising.org, CommunityChange.org, Black Women Birthing Justice blog, and BlackGirlNerds.com.