Join us for a continued discussion on restorative justice.
This August 10th, meet three members of The Dream Keepers, an Atlanta-based group of Black women scientists, recovery specialists and therapists who are reframing wellness for all with an infusion of somatics and the creative arts.
Inspired by the efforts of the African American Health Board of Seattle and sponsored by the Andrew Young Center for Global Leadership at Morehouse College, this group formed in 2021 to work with the neuroscience of hope, creating restorative justice through health and wellness initiatives in communities most impacted by systemic oppressions. They are working at the intersections of addiction recovery, HIV prevention, youth development, healthcare access, and prison reform. The group supports BIPOC wellness initiatives through micro granting, workshops, mentoring, policy change, and student intern support.
Joining the Dream Keepers for their tour of the area will be Vashon Child Mental Health and Education Specialist, Betty Peralta of Alta (Alternative Learning and Therapeutic Avenues).
The Dream Keepers
Dr Sinead Younge, Health Scientist and Director of Social Justice Inquiry and Praxis at the Andrew Young Center for Global Leadership
Dr Charne Furcron, Program Director for Moving in the Spirit & MDC Board Chair for the American Dance Therapy Association
Alexia Jones, Founder & Director of creative recovery program, R2ise
Joining the Dream Keepers for their tour of the area will be Vashon therapist and educator, Betty Peralta of Altavenues.
The Dream Keepers initiatives are an integral part of Lelavision’s Indicator Species events, coordinated by Leah Mann.
Between Aug 9 – Aug 14, the group will workshop with the University of Washington’s HaRRT Program (Harm Reduction, Research, and Treatment) and Dr Seema Clifasefi; the African American Health Board & Tubman Center for Health & Freedom, InterPlay Worldwide, and Asians for Black Lives NW.
An underlying precept of the group is to work symbiotically with organizations for greater impact. On Vashon the group will work cross organizationally with Lelavision, Vashon Center for the Arts, and Open Space for Arts and Community.