MEET SADIE SHAW
Sadie Shaw is an artist, organizer, art instructor, and activist from Tucson, AZ. She earned a BFA in Art & Visual Culture Education from the University of Arizona. Because of her work as president of the Sugar Hill Neighborhood Association, she was nominated by Ward III Council Member, Paul Durham, to serve on the City of Tucson's Public Art & Community Design Committee. She also serves on the Diversity Equity and Inclusion Committee for both the Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona as well as the League of Women Voters of Greater Tucson, where she is the education program co-chair. Sadie's passion for art, community engagement, and activism pushed her to create the Sugar Hill Oral History Project to collect and archive the stories of the neighborhood’s historic residents.
The most recent example of Sadie's community activism is her candidacy for the Tucson Unified School District’s governing board. As a parent of a student in the district, her campaign centers around promoting inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility that will be reflected in both an updating of the district’s curriculum and a push to move resources to the schools that need them most. Her passion and advocacy for the Tucson community will be an indispensable asset for the district for years to come.