Nisha Purushotham

Affiliate Content Manager

Nisha Purushotham is a facilitator, cultural worker, and grant writer who works with mission centered organizations seeking to strengthen their practices of equity and inclusion and to secure the resources they need to sustain and grow movements of justice and liberation. Her current and former organizational partners include Community Labor United, Direct Action for Rights and Equality, Resist Foundation, Network of Immigrant and African American Solidarity, AS220, Matahari Eye of the Day (now Matahari Women Workers’ Center), and the New England United Methodist Conference.

Prior to her work as an independent consultant, Nisha worked as an organizer for The Rhode Island Organizing Project in Providence, RI and The Center for Community Action in Robeson County, NC, supporting frontline leaders in building campaigns and trainings around affordable housing, racial health equity, and youth leadership development.

Nisha is a world percussionist who has studied Afro-Caribbean percussion with master drummers in the U.S. and Cuba. For over a decade, she designed and facilitated interdisciplinary drumming workshops for young people in urban schools and prisons that aimed to build intercultural community, nurture creativity, and examine the role of drumming in cultural survival and resistance.

Nisha is also a writer and musician whose essays, blog, and songs explore the question, “What does it mean to be woke in a world filled with beauty and suffering?”

npurushotham@interactioninstitute.org