MEET THE NEXT MAYOR OF INGLEWOOD
Meet INGLEWOOD's next mayor,
Fredrisha “Sha” Dixon is a Mother, Activist, Community Organizer, and Legal Professional. She was born in Nashville, Tennessee but has called Inglewood home for the past 7 years. Her now 17 year old son, matriculated through the Inglewood Unified School District attending Beulah Payne Elementary, Crozier Middle School, and City Honors College Preparatory Academy before recently moving to New York with his father.
Fredrisha was sparked into activism in 2014, after the extrajudicial police killing of Mike Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. It didn’t take long for her to realize that the city she lived in at the time, Los Angeles, had issues similar to those in Ferguson. Through her activism she helped challenge the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office and the Los Angeles Police Department regarding their lack of accountability and transparency regarding police misconduct, killings, and brutality.
Wanting to be more impactful in her work she decided to study law and graduated from Trinity Law School with a Juris Doctor degree in May of 2021. During her legal studies Fredrisha worked as a Law Clerk for the Los Angeles County Public Defenders Office, working in both Juvenile and Adult Courts in Inglewood and Compton, CA. Staying true to her commitment to positively impact the youth, she served as a Mentor to middle and high school girls through Compton Mayor Aja Brown’s Young Ladies Empowerment Initiative, BLOOM. At Trinity Law School she served as President of the Black Law Student’s Association. She is also a 2022 Law For Black Lives (L4BL) Legal Fellow.
Before transitioning to Public Service work Fredrisha worked as an Actress and Tv Producer, producing a talk show that allowed her to put the training in Broadcast Journalism that she obtained from Middle Tennessee State University to use. Fredrisha is a bright young leader who plans to implement changes that will put people over profits and politics, and address the needs of Inglewood’s residents and small businesses.
Equipped with a unique skill set, understanding of the law and government, a positive vision for the future, a plan to accomplish that vision, and the desire to serve the people of Inglewood, Fredrisha is prepared to be the next Mayor of the City of Champions.