Nijmie Dzurinko: Strategic Communications Consultant

Nijmie Zakkiyyah Dzurinko (she or they) is an organizer, healer and movement strategist from Pennsylvania. Nijmie is Black, Indigenous (Occaneechi Band of the Saponi Nation), queer and working class. They work with local, regional and national organizations and networks on short and longer term projects focused on facilitation and training; base building; leadership development & popular/political education; campaign strategy and tactics; internal organizational democracy;  communications and narrative; culture and conflict transformation – all grounded in a deep understanding of organizing and movement building. She is the former Executive Director of the Philadelphia Student Union, a co-founder of the Media Mobilizing Project (now the Movement Alliance Project) and a co-founder of Put People First! PA. You can read more about Nijmie’s work at