Nissa D. Tzun
Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief
Nissa D. Tzun is the co-founder & editor-in-chief of the Forced Trajectory Project (FTP). She is a multimedia artist specializing in illustration, graphic and web design, photography, film, public relations, advocacy, and investigative journalism. In 2009, she founded FTP, an independent media outlet that began as a long-term documentary project illuminating the narratives of families impacted by police violence. FTP has been exhibited across the nation and has received numerous awards and recognitions including the 2015 OHA Emerging Crisis Grant, and is a two-time recipient of the Resist General Support Grant. She is the director Residuum, an award-winning docuseries highlighting cases of police abuse, misconduct, violence and corruption in the Las Vegas Valley produced by ChangeWire.
In 2014, with the late Cynthia Howell, Nissa supported the inception of Families United 4 Justice, a growing nationwide collective of families affected by police violence. Over the last two years, Nissa and her team have raised over $50,000 to subsidize 150+ family members affected by police violence to convene at FU4J’s first two national network gatherings in Detroit and Oakland. Currently she serves as a family advocate, organizer and board member for FU4J. Nissa's expertise on police homicide and family advocacy has invited her to be a presenter and guest speaker at multiple conferences and on several media outlets including KNPR's State of Nevada, Linc Up Community Spirit Awards, Hip Hop Meets Politics, UNLV Center for Social Justice's Radical Consciousness Conference, Allied Media Conference, Left Coast Forum, KNPR, Paul DeRienzo's Let Them Talk, The Guy Dawson Show, The 'Ism Hour, Community Players, Our Voices, The Opperman Report and Speak Out with Tim Wise.
Nissa’s other works include documenting the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, the movement for sustainable solutions for native Haitians, and establishing the guerrilla media arts collective, ACD Media. She has served as a documentary photographer for movements including Anti-War, the Palestinian Right to Return, Immigrant Rights, Prison Rights, PRIDE and Climate Justice. Her work has been featured on several media outlets including Democracy Now!
She is a media consultant for the Mass Liberation Project, a decarceration project focused on ending mass incarceration, and serves as a Video Communications Fellow for Community Change, where her work is produced on ChangeWire. Nissa serves as a Board Director of My Scars Are Beautiful, a non-profit organization that provides therapeutic and social services to survivors of physical and/or emotional trauma. Nissa is a three-time Davis-Putter Scholar and was selected as the 2019-2020 Jesse Lloyd O'Connor Scholar. She is currently pursuing her Masters’ in Social Work and Journalism & Media Studies at UNLV.
Co-Founder & Producer
Oja Vincent, is a producer, DJ, educator and activist whose life work is to create, connect and be part of the global movement to build community through sound-based story-telling, production, performance and logical construction while dynamically passing the tradition onto the next generation.
University-trained and self-taught in the music business and music production, he was a member of Earthdriver, a progressive live arts collective as the group’s DJ/Samplist, co-engineer, arranger and co-producer of two Earthdriver albums.
As a solo DJ & producer, Oja has been responsible for providing kinetic song selection/blends, sound design & ambiance for everything from live theatre and musical performances, fundraisers, festivals, conferences, television and films, to radio programs and sound installations accompanying visual arts. Oja co-producing two tracks from the soundtrack of the Southeast Emmy award-winning documentary, “Mr. Dial Has Something to Say."
In the past decade he has continued to work to document, produce, collaborate, create and perform alongside like-minded artists in order to help tell untold stories, construct environments and inspire thought, dialog and action through sound. In 2010, Oja supported the inception of the guerrilla media collective ACD Media, and joined the Forced Trajectory Project, a project focused on sharing the stories of the families of victims of police murder and their journey.
Since one year after the earthquake of Jan.12th, 2010 in Haiti, he has been collaborating as well with a film project called The Diaspora Travels: Haiti, a project in progress by filmmaker Malinda Francis from Toronto which explores what Haitians are doing for Haitians and the path of the diaspora who has been returning to Haiti.
Over eight years of returning to Haiti, a strong collaboration with a grassroots sustainable life group AYITI INI, developed that introduced Oja to an alternative eco-friendly building method called Earthship Biotecture, which creates sustenance through interacting with natural phenomenon. In September of 2013 he attended the 8th Earthship Biotecture Academy in Taos, New Mexico to deepen his knowledge about this building technique. The group is currently working with the community in Oban, Sud-Est, Ayiti to construct a hybrid community center and amphitheater called 'Sa-k-la-k-wel', slated for completion in early 2021.
As the Operations Director and Manager of The People's Climate March Arts Space in Bushwick, Brooklyn in 2014, Oja was a part of organizing the largest ecological justice march in history and maintains connections with several of the international artists and organizers who were involved in the production, actively continuing to be a part of illustrating the movement for ecological and social justice through the application of activism, art, skill sharing and construction.
He currently resides in Las Vegas, but can frequently be found in Brooklyn, New Mexico, the Bay Area and anywhere in between.