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Dushaw Hockett


Dushaw is Executive Director of SPACEs—Safe Places for the Advancement of Community and Equity.  SPACEs is a leadership development and community building organization that works with people and groups to bridge the gap between vision and impact.  He is the former Director of Special Initiatives at Center for Community Change (CCC).  For the past 12 years he has held leadership positions in numerous CCC-supported projects and campaigns.  As Director of the Public Housing Residents National Organizing Campaign, Dushaw helped build a national network of tenant organizations and partners in 39 states.  As a senior organizer with the Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM), he organized the 2000-person March for Children and Families and co-authored Crossing Borders, a training curriculum and strategy guide designed to address real and perceived tensions between African Americans and Spanish-speaking immigrants.  Prior to joining the staff of CCC, Dushaw was a housing organizer in New York City and served on the staff of Representative Nydia Velazquez.  He is a former board member of Community Voices Heard and the National Low Income Housing Coalition.

Contact Dushaw at dushaw@thespacesproject.org.