AORTA is delighted to count on Dwight as a collaborator that we partner with regularly to provide top-notch facilitation, training, and consulting work to our clients.
Dwight Dunston has been a collaborator with AORTA since 2019. He is a West Philly-based facilitator, hip-hop artist, educator, and activist with roots in the Carolinas and deeper roots in West Africa. His passions/gifts include supporting folks to tap into their super powers and supporting communities to develop the tools, skills and techniques to stay connected across different identities.
Most recently Dwight served as the Coordinator of Equity and Justice Education at Friends Central School where he also coached track and field and co-developed two courses in the Literature department on the Black experience in 20th century America and exploring the meaning of love and community in the anthropocene. He is also a trainer with Lion’s Story, a Philadelphia based org that uses Dr. Howard Stevenson’s theory on racial literacy to support individuals to develop skills in navigating racially stressful encounters. As an artist, he is a founding member of the nine-piece hip-hop group, Hardwork Movement, and the musical group, City Love and has performed at schools, venues, and festivals across the country, sharing the stage with Questlove, Talib Kweli, Michelle Alexander, Jonathon Kozol, and many others.