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STORY #1: Fly By Light — The Movie

August 10, 2020
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Our FIRST story is FLY BY LIGHT the film because of its pivotal impact. It signals chronologically, the end of our first ten years and the beginning of the next ten years for One Common Unity. This powerful film communicated our story by documenting the unique way we approached and engaged in positive youth development…

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We are Celebrating 20 Years of Service with 20 Stories of Impact

August 7, 2020
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To Our Community, When I contemplate telling 20 stories about One Common Unity (OCU) that span over the past 20 years, I think: we have to know our history. We have to remember, always, why we started this work and why we continue this work. When we are grounded in our history, we make sure…

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OCU Stands in Solidarity with #BlackLivesMatter

June 1, 2020
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We know that the work of justice and peacebuilding starts within each of us. As such, at One Common Unity, we have initiated a long-term internal process to ensure that OCU embodies fully anti-racist and anti-white-supremacist practices.

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ONE COMMON UNITY, UNRWA AND AMIGOS DE LAS AMERICAS HOST YOUTH EXCHANGE FOR PEACE

October 4, 2019
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District and international youth leaders share critical issues and envision leadership in their communities WASHINGTON (September 27, 2019) — On September 27, One Common Unity, in collaboration with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) and Amigos de las Americas, was proud to facilitate a youth exchange…

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Using ‘Peace & Positivity’ To Combat Violence

September 19, 2019
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Cory Smith spoke with One Common Unity Princess Best and poet Isaiah King about the new song ‘Peace & Positivity’, and using the arts to heal trauma and confront social issues. (Credit: Cory Smith)

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ONE COMMON UNITY LAUNCHES INTENTION NOT DETENTION™ CAMPAIGN WITH ‘INTENTION ROOMS™’ IN D.C. SCHOOLS

September 13, 2019
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One Common Unity is proud to launch a new campaign, Intention Not Detention™, to focus on providing effective alternatives to traditional school discipline measures like suspension and detention.

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One Common Unity to ‘Elevate Peace’ on November 14th

September 8, 2019
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Fundraiser to feature performances by ‘Fly By Light’ program alumni and more WASHINGTON (September 18, 2019) – For almost twenty years, One Common Unity has invested in breaking cycles of violence in Washington DC and the greater metropolitan area, through the power of the arts and peace education with youth. To commemorate two decades of…

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THREE YOUNG DC ARTISTS RELEASE MUSIC VIDEOS TO PROMOTE PEACE IN THE DISTRICT; BLOCK PARTY PLANNED TO BRING THE COMMUNITY TOGETHER

July 10, 2019
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Three young artists from D.C. are releasing a new song and music video to raise awareness about gun violence in District communities.

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One Common Unity Hawah Kasat Receives Georgetown 2019 Legacy of a Dream Award

January 22, 2019
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One Common Unity breaks cycles of violence and builds compassionate communities through music, art, and peace education. Washington, D.C. (Jan. 21, 2019) Hawah Kasat, co-founder and executive director of Washington D.C. nonprofit One Common Unity, was chosen as Georgetown’s 2019 John Thompson Jr. Legacy of a Dream Award recipient. He was honored on Jan. 21,…

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One Common Unity Breaking The Cycle Through The Arts

November 1, 2018
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Tommy McFly spoke with a member of One Common Unity, an organization working to help the D.C. community by getting younger generations involved in music, poetry and other forms of art. (Published Thursday, Nov 1, 2018 | Credit: Tommy McFly)

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