Nijeul X. Porter is a cultural organizer, educator, and producer with the wholehearted belief that art is at the tipping point for social change and is always excited about opportunities to facilitate the intersections of art, education, and community. Nijeul co-led the launch of artEquity, a national training initiative for art practitioners providing tools and resources at the intersection of art and activism. Since it’s inception, artEquity has launched three national cohorts and continues to provide strategic thinking and leadership across the country. Nijeul serves full time as Producer and Strategist with SOZE, a social impact creative and production agency based in Brooklyn, NY. Nijeul has produced campaigns, initiatives, and events around social justice issues of criminal justice reform, immigration, education, and health. He has worked on campaigns including #IAmAnImmigrant, @SonsAndBros, and Vote For Justice. Prior to SOZE, Nijeul served as Director of Student Programs for Greenway Arts Alliance, serving over 2,000 students in the Los Angeles Unified School District using art and creativity in and out of the classroom. Nijeul has worked in partnership with organizations such as FWD.us, The Open Society Foundations, Google.org, CultureStrike, The California Endowment and others between Los Angeles, Chicago, and the District of Columbia. He is a 2018 Intercultural Leadership Institute Fellow, a 2012 Jack Kent Cooke Scholar and board member with the Friends of Theatre & Dance at Howard University. He holds a Master of Fine Arts in Management from California Institute of the Arts and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre from Howard University.