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 census and redistricting community-based campaigns in communities of color. He contributed to various reports such as Counting in the Wake of Catastrophe by the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and lead key regional trainings utilizing Maptitude (GIS software) in hope of securing fair political districts for communities protected by the 1965 Voting Rights Act.
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, 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.”
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