Nora Olagbaju is the Groundswell Justice40 Fellow, and she works with Justice40 Accelerator Senior Program Director Majora Carter to share resources and information with communities on the frontlines of climate change. Together, they seek to leverage the groundbreaking Justice40 commitment to create lasting, restorative, and reparative change within communities that have been systematically neglected. Nora believes that climate change is not only an environmental issue but a racial equity issue. She is committed to using her community organizing experience to accelerate the Justice40 movement.
Passionate about social justice and equity, Nora advocates for the advancement of the black community, LGBTQ+ rights, environmental justice, and international human rights work. She gained a multifaceted perspective on how to make direct and positive change while uplifting communities through work experience with Amnesty International, Jobs with Justice, and the Greater Washington Community Foundation. As a community organizer and activist, Nora is committed to service, empowerment, structural reform, and amplifying the voices of those who continue to fight for equity and justice in their own communities.
Nora is a senior majoring in political science and minoring in African studies at Howard University.
As a black woman who is part of the LGBGTQ+ community, Nora uses her lived experience and intersectionality to bring a valued perspective to the table.