Fatima Mann has participated in numerous panels ranging from social justice panels at the University of Texas Law School and the University of Virginia at Charlottesville, and two SXSW panels.
She cofounded two Austin based social justice organizations, the Austin Justice Coalition and Counter Balance Foundation, all while attending law school full time at Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She is the guiding force for a culturally appropriate alternative to the red cross by creating the Community Restoration Project where she facilitated in the rescuing of over 400 people during Hurricane Harvey, fundraising over $20,000, collecting and distributing over two tons of supplies, and placing 40 families in beds in hotels and Airbnb instead of cots in shelters.
She has facilitated breakout sessions inspiring womayn with privilege afforded to them by their race, to learn how utilize their privilege to aid those with limited access to systems, resources, and services. She serves on several Austin based coalitions focused on ending mass incarceration, creating an accountable and transparent Austin Police Department, along with advocating for the end of the school to prison pipeline. She has created programs that bring local and organic food and books with Black and Brown characters to underserved communities. She has lobbied and successfully aided in the passing of the Sandra Bland Act during the Texas Legislative Session in 2017. She has facilitated created a “Mindfulness is De-escalation training” where she teaches mindfulness to law enforcement. She has recently facilitated the creation of a Push for Peace for those who have experienced trauma because of the Austin Bombings.