Nico Amador

Nico Amador (he/him) joined PeoplesHub in 2019 with over fifteen years’ experience as a community organizer, activist trainer, and movement worker. Between 2008-2015, he served as Co-Director for Training for Change, where he founded a fellowship program for trainers and facilitators of color, led over 300 workshops and trained over 7,000 organizers on four continents. In 2013, he was honored as “Educator of the Year” by the Peace & Justice Studies Association for his work to promote skills and analysis among people using direct action and other grassroots strategies to create social change. His prior work has also included efforts to fight mass incarceration, win a living wage, establish sanctuary policies, and end a public transportation system policy that discriminated against trans and non-binary passengers in Philadelphia. Nico also supports leadership and organizational development as a coach for trans and BIPOC-led groups, writes poetry and studies the queer political imaginary as a mode that can allow us to “see and feel beyond the quagmire of the present” and enact new and liberatory futures.