Dushaw Hockett is the founder and Executive Director of Safe Places for the Advancement of Community and Equity (SPACEs), a Washington, DC-based leadership development and community building organization dedicated to bridging the gap between what people imagine and what they achieve. Dushaw has over 20 years of experience in community building and organizational development, including as Director of Special Initiatives for the Center for Community Change (CCC), where he led projects focused on affordable housing, immigration and race, and as a former aide to Representative Nydia M. Velazquez (NY), the first Puerto Rican woman elected to the U.S. Congress. Dushaw has written about citizen engagement and conflict transformation, and recently recorded a TED talk on implicit bias (http://stproject.org/atc_directory/dushaw-hockett/). Dushaw’s current work includes Allies for Inclusion, a multi-year project with the National Park Service (NPS). The project equips park service employees with the skills needed to create environments that support inclusion and belonging.