Julia Nekessa Opoti is a communication and media practitioner working to create voice channels for some of Minnesota’s most pressing political issues. Her work in media promotes the articulation by grassroots voices of often unheard perspectives on minority and immigrant life in Minnesota, particularly the Twin Cities.
Her work explores such subjects as class, migration, education, sexuality, identity and belonging from the immigrant and diaspora perspectives. Her work includes video production, research, and work in media as a publisher, editor and journalist. She has recently begun to explore writing personal essays on migration, identity and family history. She produces and hosts “Reflections of New Minnesotans” a weekly talk show on AM 950.