Collective People Power

Aimée R. Thorne-Thomsen, MPA

Organizational Affiliation

Collective Power for Reproductive Justice

Role

Board Co-President

About

For more than a dozen years I have focused on creating spaces for and elevating the voices of young people, especially young people of color and LGBTQ young people, in reproductive health, rights and justice. I have an extensive background in communications, movement-building, and youth organizing. I co-founded Guerrera Strategies, a full-service consulting firm led by women of color that designs people-centered strategies to help corporate and nonprofit partners solve some of the most pressing social justice issues we face. As Vice President for Strategic Partnerships at Advocates for Youth, I oversaw and coordinated the development, implementation, and evaluation of Advocates’ strategic partnerships with youth activists and colleague organizations in the reproductive health, rights, and justice movements. Prior to joining the staff at Advocates, I served as the Interim Executive Director for the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice and the Executive Director of the Pro-Choice Public Education Project, where I first encountered the work of Collective Power. Collective Power has been critical in the training and development of thousands of social justice activists. I hope it continues to serve as a model of youth engagement and leadership development for other schools, agencies and nonprofits around the country.