Nissa D. Tzun is a media artist, educator, community organizer, and the co-founder of the Forced Trajectory Project, an award-winning, media, public relations and advocacy organization illuminating the narratives of families impacted by police murder, established in 2009. In 2014 she assisted in forming Families United 4 Justice, a nationwide collective of families impacted by police murder, organizing for collective power. More recently, Nissa has worked as a media consultant for the Mass Liberation Project, a decarceration project focused on ending mass incarceration in Nevada and beyond, and as a podcast producer for the Hank Greenspun School of Journalism & Media Studies at UNLV. She is a Communications Fellow for Community Change and is pursuing her Master’s in Social Work and Master’s in Journalism & Media Studies. She is a three-time Davis Putter Scholar and was recognized as the Jesse Lloyd O’Connor Scholar for the academic year of 2019-2020. Currently Nissa is assisting the family of Jesse Sarey, a young Khmer American man who was brutally murdered by Auburn officer Jeff Nelson. Nelson is the first police officer to be prosecuted in Washington state in 30 years – the trial is scheduled for February 2022. Nissa enjoys practicing yoga and meditation and providing spiritual consultation to her clients through divination, geomancy and creative visualization.
Pronouns: She / her
3 favorite pieces of writing/work
The first police murder trial in Washington state
Families impacted by police violence respond to the Derek Chauvin verdict
Embracing Art to resist racism in the wake of COVID 19
Instagram: @forcedtrajectory @justice4jessesarey @solidaritekitchen @5ivense7en