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Tamara Dukes

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Tamara Dukes

National Equity Project
dating and domestic violence
gun and gang violence
public health approaches to prevention
reproductive health
Latino communities and violence


Tamara Dukes is a coach with Oakland-based National Equity Project (formerly known as BayCES), an organization dedicated to helping schools, district and nonprofit organizations educate low-income children of color. Previously, she was director of Youth Alive's Teens on Target, an Oakland-based youth violence prevention and leadership program that trains young people from neighborhoods with high rates of violence to present interactive violence prevention workshops to middle and high school students, and to educate policy makers, community members and the media on solutions to violence. Dukes holds an M.A. degree in Spanish literature and linguistics from Middlebury College and an M.A. in cultural anthropology from UC Davis. She has worked in the fields of both public health and education (K-12 and college) for more than 10 years, with particular emphasis on violence prevention programming for adolescents. At Planned Parenthood, she managed a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-funded study designed to prevent and measure dating violence among adolescents.

1720 Broadway, Fourth Floor
Oakland  California  94612
United States
Office Phone: 
(510) 208-0160
Office Fax: 
(510) 208-1979


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