Dr Destiny Thomas is an Anthropologist Planner and Founder of Thrivance Group, a consultancy working to bring culturally restorative practices into communities and organizations.
How can we create more equitable spaces?
Dr. Thomas developed the thriving theory, a dignity infused community engagement method – it’s about engaging people in the built environment, and enabling us to thrive together. Let destiny’s story help you imagine – and help create – an inclusive world.
About Dr. Destiny Thomas
Dr. Destiny Thomas is a change agent. She is the founder and CEO of Thrivance Group, a multi-regional, socially responsible, for-profit firm that works to make public spaces and public services more safe, more healthy and more accessible, especially for Black, Indigneous and transgender people, and those with disabilities. An anthropologist planner hailing from Oakland, CA, she has a combined 15 years of experience in nonprofit management and project management within government agencies, including the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and the City of Los Angeles. In addition, she has led advancements in statewide racial equity initiatives for over a decade. Her focus has been community organizing, policy writing, and organizational development in communities most impacted by racial inequities. She earned a PhD in Social and Cultural Anthropology from the California Institute of Integral Studies.
Jennifer Chien (00:00):
You’re listening to Above The Fog, a podcast from Grace Cathedral and me, Jen Chien. This season is all about bridge builders, people in our communities who build connections and span divides. Today, I’m bringing you, Dr. Destiny Thomas….