Empowering BIPOC communities to create racial justice in the climate movement.
New York, New York
Affiliations & Roles
Training Manager, Climate Advocacy Lab
Dominique Thomas is a grassroots organizer and trainer based in Harlem, New York. She currently serves as the Training Manager at the Climate Advocacy Lab, a movement support organization. In 2021, she developed the Training for Impact cohort that will be launching in the summer. The purpose of the program is to answer the question: What happens when you engage time and resources into a small group of people over an extended period of time, how does that affect their ability to build power, build capacity, and win on climate?
Prior to this role, she was the New York and Mid-Atlantic Regional Organizer for 350.org—where she was responsible for building a multiracial base of communities affected by climate change. In 2020, she created and launched The Climate League, a training program for Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) to learn organizing and campaigning skills, focusing on racial justice in the climate movement.
As a Black organizer, Dominique believes relationships are essential to successful base-building and being strategic requires organizing from the intersections of climate and other systems of oppression. Her main objective in this work is to uplift the labor and stories of those who have been erased from the climate movement, while creating avenues for engagement utilizing an organizing orientation where communities can empower themselves. In her free time, Dominique enjoys reading Black feminist writings, running along the Hudson River and cooking vegan meals.