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Dom graduated from the Year Up program in January of 2012, and served its mission in various ways. She served as President of the Year Up Bay Area Alumni Association for two years, co-hosted the 2nd Annual National Alumni Summit in Boston, and after playing a vital role in building the National Alumni Association, served as the Feedback Chair for the same group. In 2015, Dom was an organizer and lead creative contributor to launch the National Alumni Association's first campaign, #YUMATTER. See her video to your right. To learn more about Year Up, visit www.yearup.org
Dom was also voted the commencement speaker for her graduating class. Listen to her powerful speech to your right. It is still shown to incoming Year Up classes as a source of inspiration and a glimpse into their bright future.
Dom worked with Youth Movement Records for many years, mentoring its youth as Oakland School of the Arts first Spoken Word Instructor through YMR. Youth Movement Records closed its doors in 2012. Dom continued to pen several songs for YMR Alum, Princeton, on his debut album.
Check out some of Princeton’s music here: soundcloud.com/princetonation
Dom served on Youth Speaks’ Youth Advisory Board SPOKES in 2005, before becoming an intern in 2006, and eventually serving for 5 years as a Poet Mentor. She continued to work with Youth Speaks through judging and helping to coordinate the MC Olympics as a facet of Brave New Voices. To learn more about Youth Speaks, visit www.youthspeaks.org
Dom served on the National Council of Young Leaders from 2015 until 2017. The National Council of Young Leaders is a diverse body of young leaders from across the United States who advise policy makers and funders on issues affecting low-income youth and their communities. Eleven national organizations sponsor the members of the Council. From both urban and rural low-income areas, The National Council of Young Leaders reflects the enormous untapped intelligence and talent of our nation's young people. She continues to work with Opportunity Youth United as a Community Leader.
Visit https://www.oyunited.org to find out more.
2015 - 2017
2012 - 2016
2009 - 2010
2005 - 2010
2016 - 2019
Dom served as President and member of the Executive Board, as a leader among students of color on campus in Berklee's Black Student Union. Dom created "Theory & Treats," a weekly study group in partnership with the Harmony department at Berklee to enhance student success with some of the most challenging curriculum at Berklee, and has produced two Black Lives Matter concerts, using music of the African Diaspora to push forward messages of justice, history, and action. She was responsible for building the first iteration of the BSU website, updating all of its social media, and creating the annual "UMOJA" banquet, to celebrate the year's progress and build community between faculty, staff, and students of the African Diaspora.
THIS IS NOT A DREAM.
THIS IS AN AWAKENING.
2017 - Present
Dom worked with Data 4 Black Lives as the Executive Producer of the concert for their inaugural conference in 2018 in Boston, MA at MIT. She returned in 2019 to produce an ensemble cast, opening for Jamila Woods for their 2nd annual conference.
CONCERTS AND DESCRIPTIONS:
Title of 2018 Concert: IMAGO: The Future of Blackness featuring Shawn William
DETAILS: In biology, the imago is the last stage attained during metamorphosis, a process of growth and development. It also is called the imaginal stage, the stage in which the being attains maturity. This concert will explore the transition to the next stage beyond surviving and towards thriving for the African Diaspora, including the growing pains and social challenges that it will face to reach its full potential. Featuring nationally acclaimed Spoken Word artist Shawn William and Berklee Students, and produced by Dom Jones.
Title of 2019 Concert: WILD SEED: The Anti-Archetype
DETAILS: Wild Seed "changes bodies like clothes, are shapeshifters who can absorb bullets, heal with a kiss, and savage anyone who threatens those they love." (Octavia Butler) They are on the outskirts of what is accepted and considered normal, yet they are survivors, innovators, and often before their time. This concert explores and celebrates iconic artists who stood on the edge of music, pushing its creativity and messaging forward, in an effort to not just express themselves, but to represent the marginalized thoughts of a marginalized people. Featuring Berklee students, produced by Dom Jones, and under the musical direction of Jarrell "The Chop Bandit" Campbell.
To learn more about Data 4 Black Lives, click here.