SAT. FEB 27 | "The Promise of Peace" with Marybeth Onyeukwu (ONE DC), Mac Hamilton (STAND:
Following the 8 pm performance join us for a post-show discussion co-hosted by STAND: The Student-Led Movement to End Mass Atrocities., Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of DC, National Peace Corps Association, and ONE DC. The discussion will feature Marybeth Onyeukwu (ONE DC), Mac Hamilton (STAND: The Student-Led Movement to End Mass Atrocities), Chic Dambach (Peacebuilder), and moderated by Bob Schlehuber (Mosaic Theater, Returned Peace Corps Volunteer).
Marybeth Onyeukwu is an undocumented activist and local community organizer with ONE DC where she works with longtime D.C. residents to fight for and win better housing policy. Born in Nigeria she migrated to the United States at the age of two. Her experience within the immigrant justice movement forced her to view immigration from a racial justice framework. She is a proud member of the Black Immigration Network – an alliance of African-Americans and Black immigrants dedicated to creating tangible change for communities of African descent. She has appeared in major media outlets such as the Washington Post, BET Online and Colorlines.com. Follow her on Twitter @WithLoveMB
Mac Hamilton is the Executive Manager of STAND: The Student-Led Movement to End Mass Atrocities, where she works with students across the U.S. on advocacy efforts to mitigate and prevent genocide and mass atrocities. She holds a B.A. in Government and African Studies from Smith College, where she studied the history and politics of the Great Lakes region of Africa. She has worked and studied in Rwanda, and is passionate about connecting domestic and international social justice issues, providing spaces for youth to learn about and collaborate on human rights and peacebuilding issues, and finding entry points for those just beginning their journey into activism. Mac can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chic Dambach’s wide ranging career includes President of the Alliance for Peacebuilding, President of theNational Peace Corps Association, and Chief of Staff for Congressman John Garamendi. Together with Peter Yarrow, he led the Operation Respect program to address bullying, ridicule, and violence in schools. His memoir, Exhaust the Limits, the Life and Times of a Global Peacebuilder, features a lifetime of service and successful initiatives for peace. He is a Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow and adjunct faculty at both Johns Hopkins University and American University. His career began as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Colombia.
He is chairman of the Mali Affinity Group, and he serves on the governing boards of the Institute for Economics and Peace, the International Peace and Security Institute, Alliance for Peacebuilding, Middle East Peace Working Group, Future Symphony, and the CityLit Project. The “Dambach Award for Service to the Literary Arts” was created in his honor by the CityLit Project in Baltimore. He was a national champion kayak racer and served as an official for canoe and kayak competition in the 1988, 1992 and 1996 Olympic Games.