Karis Thompson

Karis Thompson

Joined October 2020


Nonprofits Supported

New Breath Foundation

New Breath Foundation
Oakland, CA

The new breath foundation provides support to asian american & pacific islander (aapi) new immigrants and refugees, people impacted by incarceration and deportation, and survivors of violence.

The People’s Paper Co-op

The People’s Paper Co-op
Philadelphia, PA

The People's Library and Paper Collective works with a multitude of individuals and community partners to start a People’s Library storefront in North Philadelphia that will serve as: A command center for criminal record expungement workshops, community think tanks, legal literacy and know your rights workshops, voter registration drives, and other interventions that engage collectively with the causes, effects, and alternatives to social justice issues in North Philadelphia. A start-up creative business and workforce- development program where re-entry adults and youth create hand-made fine papers and books from discarded paper-based material (shredded criminal records from the expungement clinics), author community histories, host open-mic spoken word and poetry readings, and lead weekly writing clubs that encourage dialogue with incarcerated friends and family.

LOOM Indigenous Art

LOOM Indigenous Art
Gallup, NM

LOOM Indigenous Art Gallery is a space for storytelling by Indigenous artists to foster dialogue with communities in the Gallup region. Located downtown on Coal Avenue, LOOM is Gallup’s smallest gallery, occupying about 30 square feet of space. LOOM is a cutting-edge and experimental space spotlighting innovative Indigenous artists from in and around the Gallup area and from across the Indigenous Americas.

Cooperative Community of New West Jackson

Cooperative Community of New West Jackson
Jackson, MS

Our mission is to find sustainable solutions to the chronic economic and social challenges we face by matching residents’ underemployed skillsets and abandoned property resources with a creative placemaking effort that centers on local food production, folk art, and the construction trades.