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Music / AHREN SCHOLTZ ~ Ahren is a Dutch/Indonesian/
Youth Voice / CODY CHOI ~ Cody Choi is a soon to be 18 year old senior from one of the Middle College High Schools sites, the Ida B. Wells School for Social Justice. Empowered by the transformative nature of an engaged pedagogy, Cody utilizes her voice to expand important discussions around critical real world issues. Through her transcendence as a student and a woman of color, Cody uses her writing to reach out to others and with determined activism to help reconnect the global community.
Dance / ANGEL "MOONYEKA" LANGLEY ~ Moonyeka is a young Filipina-American street dancer and choreographer pursuing her dance degree at the University of Washington. Current projects include “WHAT’S POPPIN’ LADIEZ?!” , an ethnographic research project and community event series focused on the female popping experience. Moonyeka has collaborated and organized with Youth Speaks Seattle, Moksha, Arts Corps, Anak Bayan, and the Seattle dance scene. She has been a teaching artist teaching ballet/modern/hip hop at Rainier Dance Center, Remix Dance Team at My World Dance and Fitness Studio, Arts Corps as a resident artist, at Mt. View Elementary and other Seattle elementary schools, D&G Dance Studios, Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center, Massive Monkees Studio: The Beacon, and local community centers.
[PHOTO CREDIT: Mario D Lemafa]
Afrofuturism: Amalgamation / LUZVIMINDA "LULU" UZURI CARPENTER ~ Lulu is an artist, educator, consultant, cultural and youth worker, producer, community organizer and strategist. She is the Seattle Girls School Performance Studies Teacher & Resident Artist; Roots Young Adult Shelter Anti-Oppression Change Team Consultant; Hollow Earth Radio Youth & Young Adult Program Coordinator & Anti-Oppression Consultant; Radio Host of #LuluNation + Crew; Co-Chair of the City of Seattle LGBT Commission; and an Ambassador for On the Boards (OtB). She shows her commitment and love towards Duwamish territory through projects with Uzuri* Consulting & Productions, and weaves intersections of community, nonprofits, business, and organizing through Green Bodies & WonderLab.
[PHOTO CREDIT: Tien Vo Tse]
Intro / KALAYAAN DOMINGO ~ Kalayaan is a multiracial woman of Filipina and mixed European descent, and is the mother of two multiracial boys, Réne and Raúl, who are proudly Filipino, Mixed European and Salvadoran. Raised in a multiethnic community in South Seattle Kalayaan is proud of her multiracial roots and strives to instill the same foundation in her sons. Kalayaan spends her time surrounded by a large extended family, supporting bi-lingual/bi-cultural Amistad School, building and participating with Families of Color Seattle, and working on health equity issues within King County to ensure our larger community is a safe and just place for all residents.
Photography / BO KIM ~ Bo is a Seattle-based freelance photographer who moved to the area from Maui, Hawaii a little over 6 years ago. She graduated from UW Seattle with a Film Studies Degree and worked in multiple different fields starting in Fashion photography and Experimental Digital Video later moving into Public Relations with GKPR (Seattle-based PR Company). Bo continues to do all different kinds of photography from blogging to restaurants/businesses to product photography and editorial work. See more at her website: www.bokimphoto.squarespace
Video / ANGELA FLORES-MARCUS ~ Angela is an audio engineer and in-house videographer at Earwig Studio. She is currently in school for electrical engineering and hopes to pursue a career in audio hardware design. Angela is actively engaged with her community, and is working with other young women who are pursuing careers in science and engineering through the Women in STEM club at South Seattle College. Angela has loved playing music since she was a kid. While she especially enjoys producing R&B and hip hop music, she loves working with artists of all genres.