Jessyca Valdez

Jessyca Vianey Valdez Perez, a Mexican photographer with a unique and powerful mission. Originally from Toluca, Mexico, Jessyca traces her path into the world of photography 5 years ago, when her move to Jackson, Wyoming, ignited her creative flame to give voice to the silenced stories of the immigrant experience. With solid training in advanced …

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Tracey Brown

Tracey Brown—Community Voice Tracey Brown started her career in the arts as a spoken word artist and actress in community theatre. Performing on stage, she learned the power of words, and how great stories can move people. Full of stories herself, she transitioned into writing her own. After careful study, and mentorships, Tracey tapped into …

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Alma Parker

Alma Manabat Parker—Community Voice Alma Manabat Parker has been a member of the Ketchikan Wellness Coalition as the Sama Sama Tayo sa Kalusugan Health Equity Program Coordinator and Magasayawan Ketchikan! Program Director since 2021. Alma is a sun-loving traveler, rom-com watching fanatic, high functioning multi-tasker, who loves event planning & promotion, dancing with kiddos and …

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Kelsey Ciugun Wallace

Kelsey Ciugun Wallace—Community Voice Kelsey Ciugun Wallace is from Mamterilleq (Bethel), Alaska located on the Kuskokwim River. Yup’ik and Irish, Wallace’s maternal grandparents are the late Tsaliaq Moses Mojin and Ciukaq Mary Mojin of Nunapicuaq. Wallace’s paternal grandparents are the late Shirley and John Wallace of Wisconsin with ties to Northern Ireland. Wallace is the …

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Ronald Moten

Ronald Moten—Community Voice Ronald L. Moten is a fifth generation Washingtonian who attended Roosevelt Senior High School. He received his GED from the state of Connecticut while incarcerated in Danbury Federal Correction Institution (FCI). Mr. Moten also attended Park Community College, in Danbury Connecticut, where he majored in History. His college experience opened his mind …

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Geneva Greene

Geneva Greene—Community Voice Geneva Greene is a PhD student at Howard University in the department of Communication, Culture and Media Studies. Geneva engages in scholarly research with an emphasis on dance communications. She leverages her research to advocate for cultural policies and equitable practices supporting marginalized groups. Previously, Geneva Greene spent more than a decade …

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Taylar Enlow

Taylar Enlow—Community Voice Taylar Enlow is a Philadelphia-born and Washington, D.C.-based cultural entrepreneur and community organizer. Central themes in her work include the exploration of intersecting spirituality, culture, and art as modes of healing. The legacy of Black and Indigenous interdependence has been a focus of her work and she is deeply invested in the …

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Dr. Natalie Hopkinson

Dr. Natalie Hopkinson—Community Connector Dr. Natalie Hopkinson is a writer, cultural advocate and Associate Professor of Media, Democracy and Society at the American University. Previously, she was staff editor, writer, and columnist at The Washington Post, The Root and Huffington Post. Her books, including, “A Mouth is Always Muzzled,” “Go-Go Live” and “Deconstructing Tyrone,” have …

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Cady Shaw

Cady Shaw—Community Voice Cady Shaw is a historian and museum professional whose work has won several awards, both local to Oklahoma, as well as nationally. Exhibits she has curated have been displayed at the Municipal Library at Versailles in Paris, France; the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC; the Choctaw Cultural Center; …

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Susan Feller

Susan Feller—Community Connector Susan Feller is the founding President/CEO of the Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums where she directs its national professional development programs, special projects, and advocacy efforts. Susan serves on numerous national committees and commissions and advises government agencies and Congressional members on matters relating to indigenous cultural institutions. Susan’s current …

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