Frontline Conversations featuring Tamara Lucas Copeland ('04)




Today, at a crucial turning point in the journey to racial equity, Tamara Copeland ('04) continues to bring her unique and vivid observations to the cause. Her blog "Daughters of the Dream" provides thought-leadership and acerbic observations on the state of race in our nation. In 2018, as the former President of the Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers (WRAG) Copeland ('04) partnered with Leadership Greater Washington to grow a regional, cross-sector network of philanthropic, nonprofit, and civic leaders committed to working for racial justice.

Her experience and vision remain vital in informing and strengthening the role of our region's leaders in advancing racial equity. Copeland ('04) currently serves on the board of the Weissberg Foundation, a philanthropic organization that seeks to dismantle structural racism by continuously building access, opportunity, and power for communities of color.

Tamara Copeland ('04) is the author of "Daughters of the Dream," a story of eight friends from Richmond who grew up in the civil rights era. It traces their search for belonging, community, and Black identity beyond the constraints of white views on what it means to be Black in the United States. The book offers an authentic personal account of race relations at a momentous period in our nation's history. 

Join us for Frontline Conversations to gain perspective on racial equity, cultural identity, and hear insights of hope and action from a powerful, original, "leader of leaders." 

Tamara Lucas Copeland ('04) Bio

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