Tamika “Mika” Gadsden is an outspoken social justice organizer, citizen journalist and political radio show host based in the South Carolina Lowcountry.
Shortly upon earning her degree in Political Science from New Jersey City University, Mika spent her earlier professional years as a lead aide to New Jersey Secretary of State, Regena L. Thomas. This proved to be a pivotal moment for Mika which led to her time as an organizer with grassroots campaigns in cities like Camden and Trenton, New Jersey.
Years later, Mika found her activist niche with Women's March serving as the organization's State Affiliate Lead for South Carolina. Following her stint with Women's March, Mika built upon the work of her fellow femme/women organizers by nurturing an outgrowth of local movement work, The Charleston Activist Network.
As a proud daughter of Jim Crow refugees, Mika has drawn from her rich Gullah and Southern Black Belt heritage to inform much of her more recent activist work. This ancestry is what inspires her efforts as the Giving Project Program Manager with The Cypress Fund and as an advocate for communities throughout the Palmetto State.