Tamika L. Butler

Shining a light on inequality, inequity, and social injustice

About Tamika

Tamika serves as the Executive Director of the Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust, a non-profit organization that addresses social and racial equity, and wellness, by building parks and gardens in park-poor communities across greater Los Angeles.

Tamika has a diverse background in law, community organizing, communications, and nonprofit leadership. Recently, she was the Executive Director of the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition. Prior to leading LACBC, Tamika was the Director of Social Change Strategies at Liberty Hill Foundation, and worked at Young Invincibles as the California Director. She transitioned to policy work after litigating for three years as a public interest employment lawyer at Legal Aid at Work (previously Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center).

Tamika is currently a board member of New Leaders Council - Los Angeles (NLC) and Lambda Literary Foundation, and is an advisory board member for the Legal Aid at Work’s Fair Play for Girls in Sports program. She previously served as a the co-chair of the National Center for Lesbian Rights Board of Directors, the Institute Co-Director of NLC, and a board member of T.R.U.S.T. South LA.

Tamika received her J.D. in 2009 from Stanford Law School, and in 2006 received her B.A. in Psychology and B.S. in Sociology at Creighton University in her hometown of Omaha, Nebraska.


As your trainer, Tamika will combine her diverse background as an employment lawyer, nonprofit leader, and industry innovator on diversity and inclusion to take your team through a series of interactive exercises towards changing culture and deep growth. Tamika will challenge your team, while working at your pace as people learn complex ideas, build team cohesion, and identify shared goals. Tamika has extensive experience facilitating workshops, meetings, and retreats in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors and will work with you before and after the training to make sure the training fits your specific organizational needs and includes concrete next steps.


As your consultant, Tamika will help you and your organization push beyond the comfort of your status quo. Working with you, Tamika will assess your needs, identify areas of strength and areas for growth, and help tailor a unique action plan for your organization to move from diversity to inclusion and fight inequity and injustice.


As a speaker at your event or meeting, Tamika will use her unique blend of charisma, humor, and direct bluntness to inspire the room. As a nationally renowned speaker, Tamika will listen to your objectives and put together a speech specifically for your event. Tamika employs her personal stories of successes and setbacks to bring people in and connect intimately with groups of any size and ensure that people leave the room thinking differently and challenging themselves to stay engaged.

Recent Engagements

Blog Posts

August 07, 2017

Off the Chain With Tamika: Shining Lights, Going Green

Dear LACBC fam,

The weather is great! Daylight saving time is over and we wanted to share some news. Operation Firefly season just concluded last week and it was more...

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August 07, 2017

Off the Chain With Tamika: Celebrating Black History Month

Dear LACBC fam,

Happy February! This is one of my favorite times of year when we’re finally settled into the year and getting used to writing ‘17 instead of ‘16....

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August 07, 2017

Off the Chain With Tamika: What's in Store for 2017

A message from Tamika Butler, LACBC’s Executive Director:

Dear LACBC fam,

Happy new year! I’m excited to be back at HQ and getting back into the swing of things in...

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