Temi Mwale is a racial justice campaigner and the Founding Director of The 4Front Project, a member-led youth organisation empowering young people and communities to fight for justice, peace and freedom.
Temi is an advocate for marginalised Black communities. She focuses on fighting against institutional racism and is passionate about moving towards 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 has been a commentator on numerous outlets, including The Today Programme, Sunday Politics, ITV News, Channel 4 News, Sky News, The Guardian, The Independent, The Huffington Post and Elle. She has spoken about racial justice at various universities.
Temi's work at The 4Front Project has changed the way in which people understand how best 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 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 used her legal background to create and deliver a series of legal education programmes designed to support marginalised young people to drive change.
Temi grew up on Grahame Park Estate, 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 academic theory and grassroots movements. Temi is a Winston Churchill Fellow and a Million Realities Fellow.