One Common Unity (OCU) invites you to join us for our 20th Anniversary Gala, an evening to celebrate two decades of our transformative work. The evening will also raise funds to support our critical work to break the cycles of violence and build compassionate, healthy communities through the power of music, arts, and peace education.

Over the past 20 years, OCU has impacted 28,500+ youth and families through our positive youth development programs and trained over 9,800 teachers in our innovative approach. We’ve also hosted 81 concerts, festivals, and showcases, worked in 42 schools throughout the DC region, created 5 youth musical CDs, and produced 3 documentary films. While our work has received recognition and accolades, our biggest award is unleashing the potential of underserved youth. A recent impact study of our flagship Fly By Light (FBL) program showed that 84% of our students surveyed graduated high school — a rate far higher than the average in D.C.

Our 20th Anniversary Gala will take place on October 1st from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, and will feature inspiring speakers and performances from program alumni along with a curated cocktail menu. 


Thursday, October 1, 2020
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

National Museum of Women in the Arts

1250 New York Ave NW, 

Washington, DC 20005


Event donations to attend start at $100 per person. 100% of your donation is tax-deductible to the extent that the law allows and proceeds support One Common Unity’s mission. The event host committee has graciously covered the entire cost of the event. Our thanks to the following Board Members and Host Committee Members for their assistance in making the event an evening to remember:  

Dory Halati - Event Chair and Board President

Hawah Kasat, Host Committee Member

If you would would like to join the Host Committee, please email Info@OneCommonUnity.org.

And special thanks to our generous sponsors and supporters for helping to make our 20th Anniversary Gala & Celebration an enjoyable event for all you! 

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OCU 20th Anniversary Gala & Celebration

by One Common Unity


One Common Unity (OCU) invites you to join us for our 20th Anniversary Gala, an evening to celebrate two decades of our transformative work. The evening will also raise funds to support our critical work to break the cycles of violence and build compassionate, healthy communities through the power of music, arts, and peace education.

Over the past 20 years, OCU has impacted 28,500+ youth and families through our positive youth development programs and trained over 9,800 teachers in our innovative approach. We’ve also hosted 81 concerts, festivals, and showcases, worked in 42 schools throughout the DC region, created 5 youth musical CDs, and produced 3 documentary films. While our work has received recognition and accolades, our biggest award is unleashing the potential of underserved youth. A recent impact study of our flagship Fly By Light (FBL) program showed that 84% of our students surveyed graduated high school — a rate far higher than the average in D.C.

Our 20th Anniversary Gala will take place on October 1st from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, and will feature inspiring speakers and performances from program alumni along with a curated cocktail menu. 


Thursday, October 1, 2020
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

National Museum of Women in the Arts

1250 New York Ave NW, 

Washington, DC 20005


Event donations to attend start at $100 per person. 100% of your donation is tax-deductible to the extent that the law allows and proceeds support One Common Unity’s mission. The event host committee has graciously covered the entire cost of the event. Our thanks to the following Board Members and Host Committee Members for their assistance in making the event an evening to remember:  

Dory Halati - Event Chair and Board President

Hawah Kasat, Host Committee Member

If you would would like to join the Host Committee, please email Info@OneCommonUnity.org.

And special thanks to our generous sponsors and supporters for helping to make our 20th Anniversary Gala & Celebration an enjoyable event for all you!