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Nia Thompson

Organizing and Action Fellow

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About Nia

Nia identifies as a Black feminist, disrupter, life-long learner, justice-seeker, creative, strategist, and leader. She is passionate about many things, including sustainability, movement-building, anything to do with chocolate, and practicing her faith.

Since teenhood, Nia has developed, coordinated, and facilitated an array of youth-led programming and curricula. She has worked to provide creativity, support, and leadership in areas ranging from communications and media to mental health and housing justice.

Nia observes rest and leisure as a freeing practice to exercise without restraint and invites you to do the same. For her, this often takes shape in the form of indulging in TV and film, cooking, reading, and physical movement.

Nia is deeply inspired by the words and works of the Combahee River Collective, Octavia Butler, Berta Cáceres, Assata Shakur, and the many communities to which she calls home. She spends time between Long Beach and the Bay Area, going on long strolls and keeping good company with friends, family, her cat, and too many houseplants

Favorite Quote

It is our duty to fight for our freedom. It is our duty to win. We must love each other and support each other. We have nothing to lose but our chains.”

—Assata Shakur

Why This Work is Important to Me:

As a young Black autistic woman, my life’s work is to build community and pursue justice alongside the global majority and those who are systemically oppressed and multiply marginalized. I recognize disability justice, advocacy, and educational equity as key arms in any movement pursuing liberation for all and am honored to lend my time and skills to such a worthy cause.

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