Tia Oso

Speaker, Writer, Consultant


Tia Oso is a transformational organizer and strategist. A community engagement professional specializing in social change initiatives, she currently serves as Director of Impact at Revolve Impact, an award-winning social action media and creative company that utilizes radical imagination, art, and culture to transform global power, politics, and people.

A dynamic and experienced social justice leader, Oso has organized for over 10 years, leading campaigns to mobilize thousands of advocates for various issues in the public interest including racial justice, public art and arts education, immigrant and refugee rights, prison abolition, voting rights, access and engagement, economic equity and gentrification, equity in the tech industry, human rights, and international solidarity. She captivated the social justice movement and brought #BlackLivesMatter to the forefront of the 2016 U.S. Presidential race when she led the historic #SayHerName action disrupting the Netroots Nation Presidential Town Hall and successfully demanded that presidential candidates address structural racism in their policy platforms. 

With her depth of experience, Ms. Oso is a sought-after thought leader and change maker on issues of social justice both in the U.S. and internationally. In her previous work organizing for immigrant rights at the local and national level, she led African American and Black immigrant communities in developing strategies for progressive wins in racial justice and migrant rights, and building multiracial coalitions. Her work in immigrant rights opened doors for greater solidarity and strengthening relationships internationally among people of African descent in grassroots movements and advocacy throughout the diaspora. 

Tia regularly speaks, writes, and appears in radio, television, film and print media in the U.S., Europe and the Caribbean on issues at the intersection of race and migrant rights and the significance of Black organizing in progressive movements. Tia Is a firm believer in the power of everyday people to enact change in their communities.


Photographer:Joy Thompson