Why do you do this Anti-Violence work?
In a time when communities are constantly being shredded and driven apart by ever increasing instances of violence, it is imperative for those of us who believe in building bridges of understanding find ways to spread love, not hate. Violence has no home where love and respect abides.
What would you like to learn your first year on your new job?
As Sexual Violence and Domestic Violence are areas of social justice work that are less familiar to me, I know I have a lot to learn. I would like to learn more about the resources and agencies within the state of Virginia that are a part of the group of dedicated people and organizations working to combat sexual and domestic violence in our state and help the victims and survivors continue to lead a prosperous and fulfilled life.
If you were a vegetable what would you be? Why?
Though my hair would probably suggest a closer resemblance to broccoli, I would probably be a pepper. There is SO much variety in the pepper family, ranging from remarkably sweet to extraordinarily spicy. I like to keep people guessing.
Describe the magazines on your coffee table?
I lack both magazines and a coffee table and I am more of a catalog girl than a magazine girl. It would not be unusual at all to find an Avon catalogue or 10 hanging out near my couch.
What are the 3 things you love about Virginia?
- My family is here,
- I am no more than 2 hours from either the mountains or the beach, and
- Virginia has a deep and rich history – it is good, it is bad, and it is ugly.
If you had one box for all your stuff, what would you put in it?
My analytical brain wants to know details about this box, such as:
- Are we talking about a ring box or refrigerator box?
- Is it only for my things or am I sharing it?
- Is this box going to be moved?
- Is this box going to be permanently sealed or will I have regular access to its contents?
What is the most incredible view you’ve ever seen?
The dome of ashes at Majdanek in Poland. I went on a Holocaust study trip to Poland. The entire trip was …………… wow, but this site was probably one of the most intense and “incredible”.
Lastly, what excites you most about your new job at the Action Alliance?
I am excited to be a part of the change I would like to see in the world. And being at the Action Alliance gives me the opportunity to participate in making change for survivors of violence.
Tamara Mason is the Data Systems and Resources Coordinator at the Action Alliance. She has over fifteen years of experience operating in the social justice, human relations, and public policy realm. Knowledgeable of political, social, and cultural trends to anticipate, identify, and respond to political and cultural trends to achieve justice-oriented outcomes. Equally delighted to be part of a team or engage in independent endeavors. Lover of all things animal and rainbow. Doer of good.
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