Dwight Dunston

Dwight Dunston is a West Philly educator, musician, organizer, and facilitator. He holds a BA in English from Dickinson College and an MA in Poetry from the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England. He is currently the Coordinator of Equity and Justice Education at Friends’ Central School, and is a founding member of the 9 piece hip-hop group, Hardwork Movement, and the musical duo, City Love. “It was on the shores of Lower Baker that I performed for the first time, and the love and support I felt in performing in those early years is a big reason why I am a musician today. One of my favorite things about Pemi is Campfire. The ways that people are vulnerable and show how trusting they are of the community through the act of sharing, and the ways that people show care by receiving openly and honestly the song/joke/skit/poem/story—it’s truly a radical gesture of love and support.”