Hollyhock Presenters

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Our presenters are curated for their quality, depth, integrity, and alignment with our educational purpose. Since 1982, a distinguished faculty of authors, educators, activists, artists, performers, and practitioners have shared their work at our Cortes Island campus and in Vancouver.

People smiling at Activate 2023 Hollyhock Leadership Institute


Born and raised in Seattle Washington to a French Jewish mother and Caribbean father. Aliko is a first generation American, trans, Blaxk presenting, Jewish entrepreneur and producer. Aliko is the Founder and director of U Productions and Expansion Festival. Through his branding, website, photography, videography, and event production business, he is able to live out his dedication to carving out spaces for humanity through his work. Check out Alikos work and team!



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