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- Tendani Mpulubusi El Chairman, Ward 8 Arts & Culture Council; Youth Development Specialist; Artist and Filmmaker
- Christopher Nichols Associate Minister, Emmanuel Baptist Church, Washington, D.C.
- Trayon White Community Development Specialist, Office of the Attorney General, District of Columbia
- Twyla Alston Anacostia Resident, Community Organizer
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