Chaplain, Chattanooga Police Department
Anti-Racism & Equity Consultant, Chattanooga Racial Equity Collective
Lakweshia Ewing lives and breathes education and learning. As a professional business and educational consultant, she holds multiple degrees in Applied Science, Psychology, Education, Organizational Leadership. Africana Studies and Sociology. Ewing has more than 18 years in crisis management, program design, organizational strategy, project management, and evaluation, group dynamics, team building, and community coalition building, she has become a notable force in the realms of the government, education, philanthropic, faith-based, business start-up and nonprofit sectors procuring over 20 million dollars in local, state and federal grants for educational programs and organizational development projects.
Lakweshia has personally received many notable awards, recognitions, and certifications, such as Harvard University Young American Leader Award, International Church of God in Christ Achievers “Top 20 Under 40, Urban League Small Business of the Year recipient, Chattanooga Tennessee Top 20 under 40 young leaders award, University of Pennsylvania Research Scholars Award, City of Memphis Award of Merit, Footprints Foundation Community Leader Award, National Next City Vanguard class member and Stanford University Design Thinking certification.
As an international Evangelist missionary, facilitator and speaker, she has been featured in Huffington Post, Washington Post, and several other notable media publications.
She is married and resides in Chattanooga, TN with her loving husband, Mr. Julian Ewing. The happy couple has no children of their own but became the proud guardians of her younger brothers, Fredrick and Emerson upon the death of the boy’s mother in 2010.
"It is important for me to be a part of this work because while many grassroots folks have been part of the push towards equitable justice, the proactive changes required often fall to public administrators—in government and other regulatory agencies—who are responsible for shaping policies and proposals. This work is often quieter and less visual than that ground-level activist pushing for reform or politicians making promises to constituents. Progress toward justice requires carefully crafted personal empathy practices coupled with progressive community-focused policies."