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Sarah Browning headshot Sarah Browning is Director of Split This Rock and DC Poets Against the War, author of Whiskey in the Garden of Eden (The Word Works, 2007), and co-editor of D.C. Poets Against the War: An Anthology (Argonne House Press, 2004). The recipient of an artist fellowship from the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, she has also received a Creative Communities Initiative grant and the People Before Profits Poetry Prize. Browning has worked as a community organizer in Boston public housing and as a political organizer for reproductive rights, gay rights, and electoral reform, and against poverty, South African apartheid, and U.S. militarism. She was founding director of Amherst Writers & Artists Institute — creative writing workshops for low-income women and youth — and Assistant Director of The Fund for Women Artists, an organization supporting socially engaged art by women. She has written essays and interviewed poets and artists for a variety of publications.
Camisha Jones headshot Camisha Jones is Split this Rock’s Managing Director. Camisha has close to 20 years experience as a program planner at non-profits and institutions of higher education.  Camisha is also a writer and spoken word artist who earned a spot on the 2013 Slam Richmond team and is a contributing writer for Let’s Get Real: What People of Color Can’t Say and Whites Won’t Ask about Racism by Lee Mun Wah. Camisha’s writing is heavily influenced by her work facilitating dialogue across lines of difference and organizing programs focused on volunteerism, leadership development, youth enrichment and diversity in Richmond, Virginia.
Pages Matam headshot Pages Matam is Split This Rock's Assistant Youth Program Coordinator.  An poet/emcee originally from Cameroon, Africa,  Pages' features have included The Kennedy Center; colleges and universities such as Columbia University; & BETJ Lyric Café. He has touched stages with the likes of Ainsley Burrows, Oveous Maximus, opened for Raheem DeVaughn, Afrika Bambaata, and many others. In addition to winning multiple local slams, he is also the 2010 & 2012 DC Grand Slam Champion, a host at Busboys and Poets, and co-host of GraffitiDC Slam Series. Pages' is a winner of the 2013 Write Bloody New Author Award and his first book,The Heart of the Comet, is forthcoming from Write Bloody Publishing.
Jonathan B. Tucker headshot Jonathan B. Tucker is Split This Rock's Youth Programs Coordinator.  He lives and works in Washington, DC, melding art and activism with his work as a performer and educator. A poet, teacher, DJ, and activist, Jonathan is very passionate about youth development and the use of art as a means to connect with people. He has represented DC at the National Poetry Slam twice on the Busboys and Poets Slam Team (he also hosts events at Busboys and other venues) and is frequently working in schools, universities and community organizations performing and facilitating workshops. He uses performance poetry to raise issues of social justice and inspire dialogue and action. His book, I Got the Matches, and other poems are available at jonathanbtucker.com.