tomasTomás Garduño (New York) is a Native New Mexican Chicano, born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He has lived in Portland, Oregon, Santiago, Chile and Brooklyn, New York. He has worked for more than a handful of grassroots social justice organizations. His most formative years were his 7 years as a state-wide organizer, political director, and ultimately co-director of the SouthWest Organizing Project (SWOP), a grassroots social justice movement organization in New Mexico. In 2013 Tomás moved to New York City where he helped organize the People’s Climate March in September 2014. Since 2015, he has been doing freelance social justice organizing and consulting with several organizations, initiatives and projects.

He is currently an “Integrated Voter Engagement Coach for the Groundswell Fund, coordinating the NM Inclusive Democracy Project, and supporting ONE Arizona in planning and strategic advising. He is honored to be a member of the Strategic Leadership Institute of New Mexico and an alumni of the Rockwood Leadership Institute’s Leading from the Inside Out Yearlong program. Tomas is currently a board member of Art of Revolution and Movement Strategy Center.

Approach to Coaching: I approach my work like a social justice movement scientist, bringing a spirit of innovation and experimentation to my commitment to transform our world to be the world we see in our dreams. Using a clear Theory of Change, with an emphasis on that what we are doing is testing a theory to see if it changes what we want changed.


Tomás Garduño

Updated on 2017-08-29T13:27:36+00:00, by aapifund.