Bio: Dawaune Hayes

Dawaune Hayes

Talk Title: “Make NOISE Now”

Dawaune HayesDawaune Lamont Hayes is an artist, journalist, engaged citizen and social entrepreneur with a passion for connecting people to ideas and resources necessary to inspire positive social change.

A 2016 journalism graduate of Creighton, Hayes worked in arts advocacy and communications before joining forces with The Omaha Star, Nebraska’s oldest black-owned newspaper, and Mind & Soul 101.3 FM to develop NOISE (North Omaha Information Support Everyone). NOISE is a community-led news project committed to strengthening information creation and distribution in north Omaha. Hayes is the director of effort, working to encourage community members to recapture their narrative and inform their neighbors.