Jayeesha Dutta

Jayeesha Dutta is a Bengali water protecting mermaid and artist born in Mobile, raised in New York, aged in Oakland, who now loves calling New Orleans home.


Jayeesha serves on the national steering committee for the Climate Justice Alliance on behalf of Another Gulf. In the last 20+ years, her job titles have ranged from co-executive director to teaching artist to organizer to facilitator to project manager to research and policy analyst to chief of staff in the fields of education justice, youth organizing, labor organizing, arts advocacy, climate justice, and racial equity, working with a multitude of groups, networks, and alliances across the country. Jayeesha is an avid traveler, home chef, dancing queen, and most of all loves being in (or near) any body of life-giving water. She’s a mermaid at the end of the day, after all.


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Learning Lab: Pathways from the Climate Crisis to Justice and Belonging
A deep look at the climate crisis at this moment and how do we amplify imaginative solutions built on not leaving people behind, but on bringing everyone in? How do we co-create structures that strengthen our connection to place, ensure thriving ecological systems and health, equitably distribute power, and value the dignity of all work? Designed for: People working in nonprofits, government, and philanthropy locally and globally. People committed to social equity and belonging, with a range of perspectives, positions, and ideologies. Lab registration is open to conference participants only...