transformative justice, healing,
peace-building & youth empowerment.
Temi Mwale is a racial justice campaigner who is committed to dismantling the prison-industrial complex and building approaches to address conflict and harm that prioritise healing and centre empowerment. She is the founder of The 4Front Project, a member-led youth organisation that exists to serve young people who have experienced trauma, violence and racial injustice, by fighting for their rights, supporting them to heal, and empowering them to build communities where they are nurtured, protected and respected.
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A visionary thinker with more than ten years experience driving change.
Temi is an advocate for marginalised Black communities. She focuses on fighting against institutional racism and is passionate about building a world where we use a radically different approach to resolving conflict within society. Temi has discussed the importance of grassroots organising at a roundtable with the Obama Foundation. Temi has appeared in front of the Home Affairs Select Committee to give expert evidence about institutional racism in the police. She was part of the ministerial roundtable that examined serious youth violence. She has worked with Mexican institutions to consult on their "Building Movements, Tackling Violence" strategy. Temi was one of sixty change makers from across the world selected to participate in the 10th UNESCO Youth Forum. She was asked to consider how UNESCO can support and amplify the voices of young people who are actively engaged in peace-building across the world and presented these recommendations at the 39th UNESCO General Conference to representatives from across the world.
Temi has been a commentator on numerous outlets, including The Today Programme, Sunday Politics, Channel 4 News, Sky News, The Guardian, The Huffington Post, as well as being featured in Vogue and Elle. She has spoken about racial equity at various universities and companies.
Temi’s work at The 4Front Project is changing the way that people understand how to support young people who have been affected by violence. They have also shaped the agenda around how to tackle the systemic causes of violence. She has pioneered an approach that empowers the young people most directly harmed by violence and the criminal justice system to be at the forefront of a grassroots movement for change. Temi has utilised her legal background to design and deliver a series of legal education programmes to support marginalised young people to drive change.
Temi grew up on Grahame Park Estate in North West London. It was her early experiences of injustice that formed her primary motivation to create change. She studied Law at the London School of Economics and Political Science where she was a High Spen Scholar. During her studies, she sought to bridge the gap between the academic theory and grassroots movements. Temi was a Churchill Fellow, a Million Realities Fellow and an Obama Foundation Europe Leader.