Organizing for Equity: A Panel Discussion
October 7, 2017
ORGANIZING FOR EQUITY: A PANEL DISCUSSION
In Partnership with ONE DC
Saturday October 7 // woolly's Melton rehearsal hall
following the 3pm performance of THE Arsonists
Is poverty inevitable? Will there always be a stark, worldwide divide between the rich and the poor? Why does this divide exist, and what are some of the challenges and opportunities for building a more equitable society? Dig into these questions and more with local organizers building a movement for positive systemic change in DC, and learn more about how to create a community that is equitable for all.
Meet the Panelists
DOMINIC T. MOULDEN, a native of East Baltimore, has extensive experience in community organizing and affordable housing development. He has been the Resource Organizer for Organizing Neighborhood Equity – ONE DC (and its predecessor Manna Community Development Corporation) since 1997.
Throughout his career, Moulden has led programs designed to encourage democratic social and economic development in the Shaw neighborhood of Northwest, DC. Moulden has strengthened relationships with other non-profits; brought neighborhood people into dialogue with one another and with those who represent diverse interests in the community, including developers, unions, employers, and politicians; and engaged for-profit developers to ensure their projects contain adequate community benefits. Moulden has served on the boards of a variety of nonprofits, including The ICA Group, the Enterprise Foundation Network Advisory Board, and the National Campaign for Human Development. He has spoken in higher education institutions and at conferences on a variety of economic and social justice topics, including housing, workplace democracy, community development and revitalization, faith and justice, and leading change.
Moulden participated in executive education through the Washington Urban League, Tufts University, Leadership Washington, and the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He holds a BA in Philosophy from St. Alphonsus College, and an MA in Theological Studies from Washington Theological Union.
YASMINA MRABET is a Moroccan-American community organizer. She grew up in the Middle East, North Africa, and the United States in a cross-cultural, interfaith household. Yasmina is currently the Right to Housing and People's Platform organizer for ONE DC. She joined ONE DC with experience as an organizer in the Labor Movement, the Anti-War Movement, and the Movement for Black Lives. Yasmina is a member of Stop Police Terror Project DC's core organizing group, and president of the Board of Directors of NVMS, a conflict resolution organization based in Fairfax, VA. Yasmina is passionate about organizing to expose, oppose, and resist the systematic targeting of black and brown communities through gentrification, mass incarceration, and war. Yasmina holds a BA from the University of Virginia in Middle Eastern Studies and a MS from George Mason University in Conflict Analysis and Resolution.
BRETT WILLIAMS is an anthropologist recently retired from American University. She has written widely on gentrification, displacement, homelessness, environmental justice, and credit and debt. Since retiring she continues to be involved in these issues as an advocate.