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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Marién Torres

Marién Torres—Community Voice The practice and deepening of cultural expressions serve as a tool for the development of healthy self-esteem, a powerful identity and the awareness that despite the fact that we are a plural, diverse, broad and complex collective, differences feed tolerance and perspective positively promoting the strengthening of the same group, of the …

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Adrianna Abarca

Adrianna Abarca—Community Voice Adrianna is the founder and Board Chair of the Latino Cultural Arts Center of Colorado located in Denver. She has long dreamed of creating numerous institutions where the local and statewide Latino communities are confident that their history and artistic expressions are accurately represented. Her community interests, volunteer time, and resources have …

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Sean Chandler

Sean Chandler—Community Connector Sean Chandler is an artist and enrolled member of the Aaniinen (Gros Ventre Nation). He is also the President of Aaniiih Nakoda College located on the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation. In 2016, Dr. Chandler was appointed to the Montana Arts Council and in 2022, he was appointed to the National Assembly of …

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