On #FrontLineFriday, join the erudite hip-hop artist activists of Fly By Light from Washington D.C. for a virtual performance and talkback to remember! Hear how they are amplifying their creative voices and artistic talents for social change, disrupting cycles of violence and poverty, and unleashing their community’s full potential in the process. If you are an aspiring young artist or changemaker, you won’t want to miss this!
Their banger of a song “Peace & Positivity,” features DC hip-hop artists Dougie D and Nfinity Zhy along with poet Isaiah King, all alumni of One Common Unity’s Fly By Light program. The music video was produced with support from the DC Department of Behavioral Health and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.
About One Common Unity :
One Common Unity breaks cycles of violence and builds compassionate, healthy communities through the transformative power of music, arts, and peace education. OCU delivers evidence-based, trauma informed services to support youth and communities with violence prevention, mental health, social-emotional literacy, substance-use prevention, and building a culture of peace.
Founded in 2000 following a string of school shootings in Washington, D.C., a group of educators and artists came together to catalyze a community-wide shift away from violence and poverty. In our rich nineteen-year history, we have engaged over 25,000 youth, families, teachers, and community members in our high impact art and music programs. OCU received the 2016 Mayor’s Arts Award for Excellence in the Humanities and was recently recognized by the Catalogue of Philanthropy as one of the best non-profit organizations in D.C.
Our flagship Fly By Light (FBL) program equips the District’s most vulnerable, underserved youth to disrupt cycles of violence and poverty, amplify their creative voices and artistic talents for social change, and unleash their full potential. Through Fly By Light (FBL), we bring together educators, artists, musicians, and community leaders to amplify youth voices to lead a community-wide shift away from violence and poverty. Youth emerge from Fly By Light as more active and engaged community members, empowered to create positive impact in their own lives and throughout their communities.