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Dasha Kima AIS 2018

Kima and Dasha Hamilton, AIS at Homer High School, January 2018

Kima Hamilton and Dasha Kelly share dynamic approaches to creative working, poetry, spoken word and personal narrative. They work extensively as teaching artists in classrooms, community programs, correctional facilities and social service agencies.

“By creatively engaging students in language and performance arts, we establish a safe space for them to explore their classroom community, the world and, most importantly, themselves. The focus of our our work is to help unearth, polish and celebrate the students voices and stories.”

Kima & Dasha Kelly Hamilton, July 3, 2020

What does it mean to design Social Justice? Kima is a facilitator, DJ and social justice engineer. From Pennsylvania to Georgia to Alaska to Wisconsin, he has shaped his engineering skills and artistic talents into a signature work as a…

Dasha Kelly and Kima Hamilton, AIS at Seward Middle School, January 2017

“This year’s residency in Seward proved a pivotal success; the series has evolved into a art-based community building initiative spanning sixth through twelfth grade. In preparing our curriculum, we first assessed which sessions had already been shared with which grades…