Everette R. Thompson serves as interim Vice President of Movement Capacity Building. In this critical role, he provides strategic leadership for Race Forward’s Movement Capacity Building initiatives, including community partnerships and issue campaigns, network building, policy, and other efforts to support a movement for racial justice. As a member of the organization’s Senior Leadership Team, he will also guide organizational priorities.
Thompson, who brings more than 20 years of experience in community organizing and campaign development to Race Forward, has dedicated his career to strengthening people and organizational infrastructure. Most recently, Thompson served as the Purveyor of Joy and Movement Infrastructure Architect at Grits and Greens, LLC. He is also a trainer with Black Organizing for Leadership and Dignity (B.O.L.D.), a national training intermediary focused on transforming the practice of Black organizers in the US.
Thompson holds a bachelor of arts in English and a bachelor of science in Public Administration from North Carolina Central University (Durham, NC) and a master of arts degree in Nonprofit Leadership and Development from the University of Delaware (Newark, DE). He is currently a master of divinity candidate at Eden Theological Seminary.