I serve as HopeWorks’ Director of Community Engagement. It is my privilege to be able to spend my day working in a field that is so important to me for so many reasons. I was inspired to be involved in community activism by my father. My dad was part of a nonprofit arts education group; and I was always by his side.
Today, it is often hard to tell when my work day ends! And I count that as a good thing. I am Transformative Language Arts educator and poet ("Poetry is not a luxuary" - Audre Lorde) using the expressive arts as a tool in my work. The community engagement team focuses on raising awareness, providing volunteer opportunities and educational programs to prevent sexual and intimate partner violence.
I thank you for your support as we work to transform our culture and spread the recognition that ending violence is a matter of social justice and it affects each and every one of us.
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