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
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)
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
DEMOCRACY & POWER CIVIC ENGAGEMENT TRAINING PROGRAM
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