Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Remix Trauma

In Yale's back yard, these Drama Therapists from The Post Traumatic Stress Center are commiting wholeheartedly to Hip Hop Theare methods in this Professional Development session I facilitated for them, "Remix that that Trauma: Hip Hop Drama Therapy 4 Youth."
I'm inspired by the dynamic work taking place at The Post Traumatic Stress Center. They're using Developmental Transformations and a trauma perspective in their work with youth through the Scholars A.L.I.V.E. program. I got a chance to do a workshop with some of the youth, and let me tell you... New Haven's got talent!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Food Justice New Mexico

What do you know about Food Justice in New Mexico? I've been rolling with Los Tamaleros de La Tierra, and soaking up teachings like a desert plant in monsoon. In these pictures at Sol Feliz Farm we're co-facilitating a daylong workshop with El Puente Youth Summer program. I set off the morning with group building games then we worked with compost, traditional irrigation, seed saving, and water quality tests.
Back in Albuquerque, we dug and planted a garden at the office for Southwest Organizing Project (SWOP).
Check out the video below of SWOP's Project Feed the Hood Garden: