Dorchester’s Tammy Tai is the new Deputy Director of King Boston, the non-profit organization that works to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King. She serves on the faculty of the Institute for Nonprofit Practice and is an Adjunct Lecturer on Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She has a B.A. in sociology from Harvard University and an M.B.A. from the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University. Raised in New York, Tammy is the first generation of an immigrant family from Jamaica and lives in Dorchester with her three teenage children and spouse.
On Jan. 18, Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, King Boston will be holding a virtual dedication ceremony for “The Embrace memorial, a 22-foot-high monument on Boston Common consisting of four intertwined bronze arms intended to inspire the social justice values the Kings espoused. The virtual celebration will feature political, civic and cultural voices sharing sentiments and values that the Kings have instilled as part of their legacy in Boston.
“I am excited to bring my experience to the transformative work needed to shift wealth, housing, racial equity, and public education here in Boston,” said Tai. “We look forward to partnering with BIPOC communities in the city as we consider how to disrupt the systems of inequity in order to create meaningful, lasting change grounded in economic justice.”