Throughout the year, the “Daughters of Greatness” breakfast series invites prominent women engaged in social philanthropy, activism and pursuits of justice to share their stories with the Louisville community. The “Daughters of Greatness” series provides a place for dialogue and discussion on current issues of justice, community engagement and social movements within the Louisville area and beyond. District 1 Councilwoman Attica Scott will be our featured speaker on January 25 and her presentation will focus on "Building the Beloved Community."
Attica Scott was appointed District 1 representative to the Louisville Metro Council in October, 2011. She is the former Coordinator of Kentucky Jobs with Justice — an organization that fights for economic and global justice, health care, and immigrant and workers rights. She provides leadership to a number of non-profit Boards, including the Community Development Corporation at her church, the National Organizers Alliance, and the Hispanic-Latino Coalition of Louisville. Attica is a certified anti-racism trainer through Crossroads Ministry and the Commission on Religion in Appalachia. She has also been heavily involved in community justice in Knoxville, TN.
Attica is the recipient of several awards and honors, including “People to Watch” (Louisville Magazine, 2005), “The Climb” as a young professional making a difference (Business First, 2006), the Respite Award from the National Organizers Alliance (2007), “Connector” as a civic and non-profit community leader (Leadership Louisville, 2010), and “Woman of Vision” (Ms. Foundation for Women, 2011), She holds an undergraduate degree in Political Science from historically black Knoxville College and a graduate degree in Communications from the University of Tennessee.