Leadership

  • Dema Al-KakhanCommunity Outreach and Development Manager

    Dema Al-Kakhan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from George Mason University and a Masters in Middle East and Islamic Studies from the American University of Paris.

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  • Shaden Dowiatt Program Director

    Shaden is an educator, activist, coach, inspirer, organizer, peacemaker, advocate, and connector. She has a deep love for working with young people in capacities that harness their energy to have positive impacts in their own lives and in their communities.

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  • Madison McCoyProgram Associate

    Madison is currently a senior at George Mason University pursuing her degree in Conflict Analysis and Resolution. She is a peer mentor in her Mindful Living Community and a peer advisor for out of state university students.

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  • Jaimee Swift Communications & Development Fellow

    Having an affinity for storytelling, Jaimee is a truth-seeker at heart. Holding a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Master of Arts in Political Science from Temple University and Howard University, respectively, Swift is passionate about racial and gender equity and social justice.

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  • Kimberley Williams National Film Campaign Manager

    Kimberley R. Williams is a freelance filmmaker, musician/artist, environmentalist, teacher and mother of two. Kimberley earned her MFA in Film & Media Arts and a BA in Secondary Education, English & Theater.

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  • Kenn Korb Graphic Design Associate

    Kenn graduated from the University of Dubuque (in Iowa) in May 2013, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Graphics and Interactive Media. He spent multiple years during college as a part of the university’s event programming council, first as the head of publicity and then as a Co-President.

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  • Rodney Johnson Program Facilitator

    As likely to be spotted at a protest as an open mic, Rodney “OGB” Johnson is a spoken word artist with deep roots in the district. An alumni of the DC youth slam team Rodney has performed all around the city.

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  • Tyler Grigsby Program Facilitator

    Tyler Grigsby is an artist, photographer and educator from Washington, DC. Tyler’s ongoing personal photography projects focus on documenting social justice movements, communities and green spaces in the District.

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  • Minista Jazz Guest Facilitator

    Minista Jazz is a motivational speaker, author, and performer. As a Workshop & small group Facilitator, Minista Jazz has touched the lives of thousands across the globe.

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  • Amadou Kouyate Guest Facilitator

    Amadou performs on the 21-string Kora, and rhythmic presentations on Djembe and Koutiro drums. In addition to his solo work, Amadou performs with his world rock ensemble Proper SKANKS as well as with Farafina Kan, Manding Jata, Spank Rock, and Urban Afrikan.

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