Trupania Bonner is a filmmaker, demographer, community advocate and native son of New Orleans, La working at the nexus of census, redistricting and electoral engagement. From 2008-2012, he served as Executive Director of Moving Forward Gulf Coast, Inc. (MFGC) and was responsible for developing and coordinating post-Katrina voter engagement, census and redistricting community-based campaigns in communities of color.


He is founder of the advocacy & media company Crescent City Media Group (CCMG) and creator and facilitator of the Democracy & Power Civic Engagement Institute. CCMG currently anchors the South Counts 2020 decennial Census education campaign with initiatives in Louisiana, Mississippi, Atlanta, Mobile and Dallas.


CCMG utilizes a combination of media & civic action trainings to develop proactive policy agendas throughout the Southern US and believes, “Changing the narrative begins with our voice, changing the political landscape begins with establishing community driven (political) platforms.” 


Informed - Healthier - Electorate



Report Contributions:

Creating Safe Spaces: A Community Health Worker-Academic Partnered Approach to Addressing Intimate Partner Violence

Movement for Black Lives Policy Table

The Great Poll Closure

Resilient New Orleans - Strategic actions to shape our future city

NOLA 4 Life Playbook

New Orleans Community Health Improvement Plan

State of Black Men & Boys in New Orleans

Counting in the Wake of Catastrophe

We Dream A World (BMB2025)


News Articles/Op-Eds:

John Lewis’ legacy: Four Southern states are still battling for voter rights

What About the 59rs?

What is Census Day? Michelle Obama, Tom Hanks and other celebs urge Americans to answer census

Midterms: Civil rights groups on high alert for cyberthreats as they register minorities

Voting rights groups ramp up efforts in Louisiana

Building “Political Power” for Black Americans Where Voter Suppression Is Highest

Dems and Reps battle for Louisiana


Loyola University students and faculty push community to get out and vote

Few take advantage of Louisiana law allowing them to vote without photo ID

Voting Rights Haven't Gotten Such Attention Since 1965.

Cracking, Stovepipes and Gerrymandering: Redistricting in the Wake of Hurricane Katrina

Suspense Builds Over Census for New Orleans

Trupania Bonner

Director, Founder