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A Window Between Worlds: Art Transforming Trauma
Track: Lead by Example
Workshop Block 5: Sunday, October 27 – 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Room: Lester Young A
A Window Between Worlds is a national nonprofit that views art as a catalyst to release trauma, build resilience and ignite social change. When individuals create art in a safe community they can be heard and respected – replacing violence and shame with safety and hope. PFLAG San Gabriel Valley Asian Pacific Islander (SGV API) uses art workshops, curated by A Window Between Worlds, to engage community, build positive self-image, and allow participants to express emotions and heal without the use of words, which is useful in diverse communities. Trained facilitator and board member of both A Window Between Worlds and PFLAG SGV API, Stacia Kato-Takayesu, is here to share more because it really works.
Stacia Kato-Takayesu, A Window Between Worlds and PFLAG San Gabriel Valley Asian Pacific Islander (SGV API)
Stacia (stay-see-uh), is board president for the nonprofit group, A Window Between Worlds, and on the board of PFLAG San Gabriel Valley Asian Pacific Islander (SGV API). And most importantly, she is the proud mom of a 17-year-old trans daughter. Being a proud mama bear has become her passion and purpose. And she’s here to share how she's been using art to engage community and empower individuals to make a difference.