Roshaé M. Lowe

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Nic Masangkay

Nic Masangkay is a Seattle-based community musician and poet. They graduated in 2016 from the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Arts in English. Notable highlights include Buzzfeed, Autostraddle, and Tumblr features for poem “My Gender Is for Mothers”; 2018 Jack Straw Cultural Center Artist Assistance Program Resident; 2019 4Culture Arc Artist Fellow; and independent singer-songwriter-producer alt-pop releases with EP Dark at Dusk: the Final Suicide (2019), singles “Star” (2021) and “Mothers” (2022). Aside from their solo work, Masangkay regularly collaborates with music, movement, and film artists, for remixing, scoring, production, and live sound. As they move to create more intergenerational and all-ages art, working with young people as a teaching artist is a budding focus of their practice. In their music, poetry, collaborations, teaching, and everyday life, Nic generously shares their perspective on the transformative potential of cultural work. More at

Derek Hoshiko

Derek Hoshiko, a Japanese American, is a climate and social justice organizer based in rural Island County, Washington with a background in community-based economic development, local living economies, sustainable local food systems, and the tech sector. After spending his entire life watching little to no progress stopping global warming, he eschews “outmoded mainstream” and purely political, scientific, and technological approaches. Instead he focuses on a humanist and anti-oppressive approach that includes emotional processing (especially of grief) as a way to break down denial; supporting of people in transition and transformation; building broader more inclusive movements through anti-racist, anti-oppressive, and intersectional organizing; and by supercharging organizing with innovative capacity building tools.

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Ben Yisrael

Ben Yisrael is a multi-genre creative that uses visual art, written and performance poetry, and essays in storytelling. The Individual World Poetry Slam 17th ranked poet in 2012, and the National Poetry Slam Haiku Champion in 2014. He is the co-founder of Mic Check, one of the longest-running poetry readings in Texas, and is a founder and curator at Alchemy Poetry Series in Seattle, WA. He released his debut poetry collection “A Gorgeous New Language” in August of 2020.

His short film 84DD debuted at the Bloom FR exhibition at Common Area Maintenance in Seattle, WA in 2022. His visual art focuses on indigenous identity, power, and spiritual symbolism. His writing has been published by Brookings Institute, TSU’s Center for Justice Research, and in the forthcoming book Black Powerful curated by Natasha Marin. More at

Rae Han

Rae is a second-generation Chinese-American immigrant who grew up on Osage, Miami, Sioux, and Iroqois lands (in what is currently called St. Louis) and now lives and works on Duwamish and Coast Salish lands. Rae is a graduate researcher and doctoral candidate in Learning Sciences and Human Development at the University of Washington College of Education. Her research and practice work focuses on the intersections of social, ecological, and climate justice in education. She is passionate about supporting youth and multigenerational action, caring, and empowerment in environmental and climate learning spaces, and firmly believes in the responsibilities of adult allies to support youth agency and leadership toward more just futures.

Rae has worked as an educator in a variety of outdoor, garden- and farm-based, and environmental education programs. She also brings expertise in designing curricula and professional learning experiences. She has facilitated several undergraduate courses, focusing on the topics of: early childhood education within family and community systems, nature-centered and place-based learning, and adult learning and development. Rae also co-facilitates seminars with the AsianCrit Collective that support relationship-building, critical reflection and storytelling, racial identity development, cross-racial and intersectional solidarities, and collective dreaming toward liberation. She is committed to centering equity and justice throughout her teaching practice, which is always also a learning practice!


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