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One of our guiding principles at HopeWorks is to work towards the real change that we believe is possible; change for individuals as well as for the systems that fuel violence. We know that we are each part of this change.
The Self-Care & Social Justice Projects at HopeWorks are designed to address this principle; providing opportunities for people to be heard, witnessed, and to become agents of change in their lives and for the community.
Poetry N2 Wellness & Action Workshops
Poetry offers a pathway into reflection; opportunity to creatively resolve and renew. Our Poetry N2 Wellness & Action workshops use the power of words to encourage healing, community-building, cultural shifts, liberation, and celebration. Workshops are open to the general public.
Dragonfly Arts Magazine
HopeWorks’ Dragonfly arts magazine is published annually. Themes for submitted work may include reflections on relationships, love, gender, self-care, social justice, advocacy, trauma, hope, or intersectionality.
Learn more about Dragonfly.
Cultivate Youth Arts Magazine
Our new Cultivate youth arts magazine will provide a platform for young people to share their reflections about relationships, gender, love, advocacy, transformative justice, trauma, intersectionality, self-care, or healing.
Learn more about Cultivate.
Transforming Together Podcast
Join HopeWorks community educators for a frank discussion on the intersections of the movement to end gender-based violence. Each month they explore the interconnections of social injustice and how we can all work toward collective liberation.
Inspiration & Social Justice Dialogues
The Inspiration & Social Justice Dialogues are open-forum discussion events designed to examine dynamics around the root causes of violence. Workshops offer the time to grapple with difficult issues, but also serve as a space to find creative solutions and generate activism around these issues so we can collectively move forward towards change.
The Women’s Circle
The Women’s Circle is a roundtable-activity group to connect with each other, exchange ideas, and increase community leadership to create change. Here, women learn from guest speakers, share ideas, and participate in activities to encourage self-appreciation, balance, purpose, and rejuvenation.
Restoration, a peer support and education group for individuals living with chronic pain conditions, meets two times annually in January and May.
All are welcome. Participation in the group is free but registration is required.
Restoration is the Columbia MD Chapter of the American Chronic Pain Association. The American Chronic Pain Association is a nonprofit, self-help group designed to teach people who suffer from chronic pain (pain that continues longer than six months and is not completely relieved by medication or medical treatment) to reduce the impact pain has on their working and personal lives.
Why a Chronic Pain Group?
One of our guiding principles at HopeWorks is to work towards the real change that we believe is possible; change for individuals as well as for the systems that fuel violence. We know that we are each a part of this change.
The Self-care & Social Justice Projects at HopeWorks are designed to address this principle; providing opportunities for people to be heard, witnessed, and to become agents of change in their lives and for the community. These free programs offer the opportunity to address and decrease the root causes of the systems that fuel sexism, racism, poverty, transphobia, health disparities, xenophobia, and other forms of oppression.
Communities of color, populations with a lower socioeconomic status, rural communities, people with physical disabilities, and individuals who identify as LGBTQ are often disproportionately exposed to conditions and environments that negatively affect health risks and outcomes. This is shown to lead to higher rates of health disparities.
Restoration is one of the programs that HopeWorks hosts to address this issue.
All prospective members are welcome to attend. Email the Director of Community Engagement, Vanita Leatherwood at email@example.com or call (410) 997 – 0304 for more information. Click here to register.