Since opening his first restaurant in 1985, Andy Shallal has reveled in the role of host— first in Annandale, Virginia and then in Washington DC. His first DC restaurant was Skewers, specializing in Lebanese and Middle Eastern fare at the top of the steps at 1633 P Streets NW.
Colman McCarthy, born in 1938, is an American journalist, teacher, lecturer, pacifist, anarchist and long-time peace activist. From 1969 to 1997, he wrote columns for The Washington Post. His topics ranged from politics, religion, health, and sports to education, poverty, and peacemaking.
David Foreman, aka ‘Jali-D,’ is an accomplished percussionist and spoken word artist who simultaneously combines his talents into an art form he calls “Rappercussions.” His intelligent and creative rhymes have entertained and educated both children and adults nationwide.
Dreamer, Founder and Caretaker of Java Green Coffee & Tea Inc., DJ Kim is interested in nature, life, and peace and harmony for all beings. One of the key leaders of the green movement in DC, DJ is still active in many organizations he helped found, including One Common Unity and Live Green.
Maryrose has been working with FOR since 1999. She has a BA in Women’s Studies and Anthropology from Hamline University, a certificate in Peace and International Development from Universidad de Jueme I, and expects her MA in Nonprofit Management from Hamline in 2006.