and the world around you
Formerly known as Take Action Mon Valley
TAAG’s overall purpose is to equip communities with the necessary knowledge to leverage local grassroots community organizing, to gain power & influence over decisions that directly affect them, thus creating sustainable change and increasing the conscious level of residents.
We began this journey as Take Action Mon Valley, a dedicated and concerned group of individuals focused on making waves, change, and impact within the Mon Valley region, outside of Pittsburgh, PA. Our diligent work within the Mon Valley area led us to many new partnerships, initiatives, and the full realization of our influence and impact, rooted in our desire to unapologetically advocate and empower others to find their voice and their power. Our influence and impact began to travel outside of the Mon Valley area to our neighboring cities and counties and even across the country. This rebrand represents our evolution into our full capacity to educate, empower, and serve those who consistently experience social injustice.
After several years of being moved to action by the traumatic events happening within our community, rallying alongside those in need to educate them of their power, help them amplify their voices, and organize for change within the Mon Valley and surrounding areas such as Pittsburgh, Wilkinsburg, and beyond, we have further discovered our own level of impact and influence. We are evolving and we're ready to share our grassroots advocacy framework, years of experience, and educational resources with EVERY individual and community across this nation that is READY TO REVOLUTIONIZE the world around them.
REBRANDING FOR EXPANSION, growth, evolution
We empower and equip those experiencing social injustices through grassroots community organizing and skill-building in order to solve current/future problems through education, community organizing, and promoting Black Liberation.
We envision closing the gap for those who suffer social injustices so they can live in their truth without apology, limitation, stigma, or oppressive stereotypes or expectations. We exist to address these social injustices, reignite the voice of those marginalized, and influence our communities through organizing and education.
the voice of our youth
the voice of the movement
HOW WE WORK
Held our first meeting under the name of We Need Justice Too- McKeesport, where over 30 people attended including police chiefs, Mayors, and elected officials.
Kick-Off Event -
TAMV Mckeesport Chapter formed.
TAMV Duquesne Chapter formed.
Peaceful Protest against former State Rep. Mark Gergely to help solve the problem of community violence
Duquesne Canvassing Day seeking mobilization across communities
Hosted Express Yourself | Open Discussion on Race & Community Policing featuring Brandi Fisher of Alliance For Police Accountability.
March 2018 -
Call To Action Big Phoenix in North Versailles to address violence toward Melanie & Youth patrons. We also hosted several Community Events to bridge the gap.
Call To Action to advocate in school board meetings and hosting community events to support the creation of McKeesport Black Student Union (BSU)
Call To Action Allegheny County Police Review Board for public accountability from law enforcement in our region, which was approved April 2021.
Call To Action to organize, collaborate, & protest alongside the family and fellow organizations demanding justice for Antwon Rose II
Hosted the Our Voice Matters Youth panel led by TAMV youth chapter featuring youth from Mckeesport, West Mifflin, Thomas Jefferson schools.
MEET THE TEAM
CEO & Co-Founder
Senior Manager of Branding & Program Strategy
board of advisors
the community organizers
FAWN WALKER MONTGOMERY
Natalie Ferguson Reid, Ed.S