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Jayeesha Dutta

Jayeesha Dutta

Working Films / StoryShift Initiative Leader

Another Gulf Is Possible Collaborative / Core Leadership Circle
Big Class/826 NOLA / Communications Committee Chair


Jayeesha Dutta is a tri-coastal, nearly tri-lingual Bengali-American artist, activist, and strategist who leads the StoryShift initiative at Working Films. She is also part of the core leadership circle for Another Gulf Is Possible Collaborative, galvanizing the voices and experiences of brown (indigenous, latinx and desi) women from across the Gulf Coast working towards a just transition for our people and the planet. She is communications committee chair on Big Class/826 NOLA’s board of directors. Jayeesha is an avid traveler, home chef, live music aficionado, loves being near (or in) any body of water. Jayeesha was born in Mobile, raised in New York, aged in Oakland and is deeply grateful to call New Orleans home.