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"Garden of Peace Project is based in Pittsburgh, PA and was founded in 2012 by Rev. Michael David Battle to center black queer and trans youth, elevate and empower the narratives and lived experiences of black youth and their caretakers, and guide revolutionary spaces of healing and truth through art, education, and mentorship.
We design our work to heal the wounds of systemic and structural violence and oppression. We work to dismantle shame and isolation. We facilitate spaces to acknowledge and undo the wounding of individual, collective, and ancestral trauma. We unapologetically celebrate our lives and our gifts. We remember and reveal our magic. We have a specific focus on young people, mothers, and caretakers, as we recognize there is no movement for justice without the people who take care of the future.... " for more information please check out our site https://www.gardenofpeaceproject.org
Some of the transformative work we already have planned for summer '18 and beyond includes our Afro Futures Summer Camp which is an out of school program day and overnight camp that aims to give children a safe space to learn, meditate, play and create! TransVoices re: Marsha P Johnson Weekend where we will build a space dedicated to healing, vulnerability, and action while we workshop techniques, tools, resources to take revolutionary steps to transformation and celebrate Marsha P Johnson's 73rd birthday by the atlantic ocean with 25 trans folks from around the world. The Healing Justice Advocacy Project which centers healing, justice, and advocacy and is led by individuals who are a community of black and native parents, women, queer and trans healers, artists, and young people committed to revolutionary changes for our Selves and each other. GPP hosts transformative artist residencies that are designed for artist healers who use healing practices to articulate liberatory strategies, artisthealers who are intimately aware of the relationship between the personal, the communal, and the global. Our 2018 Transformative Arts Resident is Rashod Xavier Brown whos upcoming Healing Artist Residency will be in September and exhibitions will be in June, October and December. This is only some of the amazing work that happens through Garden of Peace Project.