Jair Carrasco

Jair Carrasco, Aymara/Quechua, is an environmental activist, indigenous community organizer, part-time poet, and drummer with the Uptown Boyz, a contemporary intertribal powwow drum group. With his experiences, he works on interlinking generations, cultures, and communities across the social justice movement.  On his spare time, he plays basketball, and soccer.

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Shaden Dowiatt

Shaden is an educator, activist, inspirer, organizer, peacemaker, adventurer, 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. Shaden has served as One Common Unity’s Program Director since 2017. In her role, she…

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Princess Best

The HipHopMomma Princess Best aka “The HEALACIST” is an international spokesperson for women and girls’ wellness, mental health and personal development through the arts. Specializing in self-awareness, self-care, self-actualization and spiritual healing. As “The HEALACIST”, The HipHopMomma Princess Best SPEAKS to H.E.A.L. (heal/empower, amplify/activate/liberate) women and girls through the transformative power in lyrics. She is…

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Niko Centeno-Monroy

Niko is an organizer, manager, activist, musician, artist, and D.O.P.E. (Dismantling Oppression Pushing Education). He is currently entering his 9th year working within the education and youth empowerment field and has held various titles and roles throughout his career that include ELA Teacher, Financial Literacy Instructor, and College and Career Access Manager. He joins the team…

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Tyler Grigsby

Tyler Grigsby is an educator, artist and photographer from Washington, DC. Tyler has been a facilitator with One Common Unity since 2015, working at Bell Multicultural High School, Wilson High School & Brookland Middle School. Prior to facilitating programs at One Common Unity, Tyler was a facilitator at Critical Exposure supporting high school youth across…

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Madison Mccoy

Madison is an activist, healer, organizer, lifelong-learner, peacemaker, and connector. She is deeply passionate about creating and supporting spaces that celebrate and empower our youth. She believes that we each have a light inside of us, and once harnessed, it can move mountains & transform communities. A graduate of George Mason University, Madison holds a bachelors degree in Conflict…

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