Tyrone Greenlee is a native of Asheville, North Carolina and currently works as director of Christians for a United Community, a non-profit coalition of churches which mobilizes people of faith around issues of social justice focusing on dismantling racism and the disparities caused by racism. He also works as a mentor/mediator at the Francine Delany New School for Children in West Asheville.
Tyrone is a community activist, having served on the boards of Children First, The Center For Participatory Change, and the WCQS Advisory Board. Tyrone currently serves on the boards of Just Economics, Green Opportunities, and Hands and Feet of Asheville. In addition, Tyrone volunteers with the Building Bridges of Asheville anti-racism organization. Tyrone is a member of the New Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church where he serves on the Sanctuary Choir, the Men’s Choir, the Youth Ministry, and where he was ordained as a Deacon in January of 2012. He is also a member of Circle of Mercy Congregation in Asheville.
Enjoy this one-hour Living Well where Tyrone talks about growing up in Asheville, how institutional racism is still exists in our community, and what can be done moving forward to creating a more just and equitable society.
Living Well with Tyrone Greenlee on AshevilleFM, February 20, 2017