BENEFITING: HOPEWORKS OF HOWARD COUNTY INC
We use the arts in two important ways to accomplish HopeWorks' mission: (1) to support survivors in their healing, and (2) to imagine creative solutions to bring about social change.
We aim for a society in which all girls and women are safe and valued, and where everyone can reach their full potential. Artistic expression taps into an expertise that many people possess but don't always think of applying to the work of transforming one's life after violence or transforming our communities and society to prevent violence.
HopeWorks' arts programs provide an opportunity for survivors and community members alike to tap into their creative potential for personal and social transformation.
Funds from this campaign will provide production costs, teaching artists, and materials for:
- Unlearning Not to Speak: A workshop using creative tools for survivors writing their stories.
- Telling This Truth: A seven-session workshop in storytelling designed specifically to support survivors who want to tell their stories.
- Dragonfly Arts Magazine: A publication of poetry, photography, sketch, mixed media, sculpture and painting reflecting on life, love, trauma and hope or the process of self-renewal.
- I Can We Can: A community-building workshop that engages men, women and children of all ages in discussions about what we can do to end violence at home, at school and in the workplace. Participants use their hands as a canvas to create artwork that is added to a growing collection of messages for change, peace, and healing.
- Discovery Workshops: Small groups using the power of creative arts to encourage wellness and healing, community-building, cultural shifts, liberation, and celebration.
- The Monument Quilt Workshops: HopeWorks' engagement of Howard County residents in support of this national movement to create public space by and for survivors of rape and abuse.
- Youth Leaders: A youth-led program for teens who are diving into the intersection of art and activism to create social change in the coming school year. Their plan includes using youth-created art to inspire courageous conversations about the root causes of violence and solutions for the society we want.
Your contribution makes it possible to amplify the voices of those most impacted by sexual, dating, domestic violence and human trafficking. When we can clearly see the impact of injustice in our community, we get a better picture of the solutions we need to create change and beloved community.
Help us amp-up our arts-based work and please share this campaign with those you know who value the arts as a tool to end violence!
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