Justin Sweatman-Weaver, Events & Communications Manager
As Alignment Nashville’s Events & Communication Manager, Justin plays an important role in fostering community engagement and aligning resources around A-Team tactics to uplift and empower students, families, and educators in Metro Nashville Public Schools. He oversees all of the organization’s communication platforms and facilitates the planning and implementation of the local and national programming including the Music City SEL Conference, Nashville Hub Study Visits, and other events.
Prior to joining the Alignment Nashville team in 2017, Justin spent seven years working with anti-drug coalitions in Tennessee. While still a student at Tennessee Tech University, Justin volunteered as a youth organizer at Power of Putnam in Cookeville and soon worked his way to become assistant director of the organization. He was later appointed and served two years as the Executive Director of the Sumner County Anti-Drug Coalition in Gallatin, TN. As a state leader in substance abuse prevention, Justin mentored developing coalitions in Middle Tennessee and his hometown in Fentress County, and served as a voice for coalitions to the Tennessee General Assembly as Advocacy Officer for the Prevention Alliance of Tennessee.
In 2016, Justin received Nashville Pride’s Mark Manasco Community Service Award for his work with GLSEN Tennessee helping to ensure that K-12 schools are safe and inclusive for LGBTQ students. In his role as Board Chair of GLSEN Tennessee, Justin leads a statewide network of safe-schools organizers advocating on behalf of students and has trained countless educators and youth-serving professionals.