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Ka Flewellen

Ka Flewellen has over 20 years of experience as a social change organizer and activist in the Washington, DC area.  In 2000, she earned a Master’s Degree in Organization Development from American University’s School of Public Affairs.  She has devoted her work to nonprofit social change organizations in building their infrastructure, strategic planning, board development and coaching leaders. While serving on the Board of Directors of the Peace Development Fund in 2002, she led the foundation’s Building Action for Sustainable Environments (BASE) which supported people of color communities impacted by the production and storage of nuclear and chemical weapons. In 2004, while serving as Assistant Director for Strategy at a small think-tank, The Preamble Center, she helped incubate and launch the National Black Environmental and Economic Justice Network (NBEEJN) which bought together over 100 black community environmental organizations to fight the impact on their communities of toxic industries, municipal landfills and decommissioned military bases serving as storage sites for nuclear and chemical weapons. In 2009, she co-founded the International Black Women’s Public Policy Institute (IBWPPI) bringing together black women internationally to provide pathways for women seeking to work in the public policy arena and carry out special programs of support for girls, and communities challenged by poverty and recovering from disasters. Ka was introduced to ONE DC in 2009 as a consultant to assist with strategic planning and supporting the development of the Shared Leadership Team.  She has stayed a member and played a number of roles from working in development to assisting displaced residents return to a new 8 story high-rise built on the grounds of their former homes at Kelsey Gardens.  As a regional member of ONE DC, she serves on the Shared Leadership Team. She currently serves on the Coordinating Team of ONE DC’s period of internal reflection, training and infrastructure development, Creative Reconstruction and as a member of the Transition Committee overseeing the transition from Dominic Moulden, one of the founding members of ONE DC from a strategic staff role to an active member.