Hawah is an artist, author, educator, yoga instructor and community organizer. He has dedicated his life to teaching about solutions to violence and ways to peace, and has traveled to over 28 countries in the past 14 years to facilitate interactive workshops, dialogues, perform poetry, teach yoga, and speak with those interested in creating a caring, sustainable, and equitable world.
Ellie Walton grew up in Washington, D.C. and has committed her life’s work to sharing stories that inspire connection across social and cultural dividing lines. She takes time to build relationships and trust with communities with whom she is actively engaging in the storytelling process.
In 2000, Mikuak helped co-found OCU, an inter-generational community of healing artists, spiritual warriors, and peace workers. It is through this organization that Mikuak has been able to serve the greater community, by providing alternatives and solutions to violence via creative self-expression and self-development.
Daryn Cambridge is an educational creative, producer, and facilitator, with a passion for and commitment to teaching peace and fostering a culture of nonviolence. He is an adjunct professor at American University in Washington, DC where he teaches courses on peace education and pedagogy, international development, and nonviolent action.
Zakiya Reid is the Director of Summer Camps with The Headfirst Companies. In her role with Headfirst she is responsible for leading the team that is squarely focused on enriching the lives of children by fostering fun and building character through an exceptional summer camp opportunities.
Dr. Audrey R. Alvarado has over thirty years of experience working in nonprofit and educational settings, with special interest in diverse communities. She received her BA from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA, and received her Ph.D. in social psychology at the University of Utah with a specialty in applied community psychology.