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Art and Justice, Trauma and Transformation


Arla Patch

Continuing in the School of Social Work’s Artist Talk and Brown Bag Lunch series, artist Arla Patch will give a talk on intergenerational trauma and epistemicide. Arla began using art as a tool for personal healing and transformation from trauma, and has since used arts to work with incarcerated women, at risk teens, women with breast cancer, and adolescent male addicts and alcoholics. She will share the modalities that she has developed and the brain research that supports its effectiveness: “Bringing the Shadow to Light,” “Second Skin” and “Nature Fusion.” Arla’s two books, A Body Story and Finding Ground: Girls and Women in Recovery will be for sale. The talk will take place in the Maine Women Writers Collection in the UNE Library on the Portland Campus from 12-1 PM. Feel free to bring your brown bag lunch, coffee and tea will be provided.


UNE School of Social Work


(207) 221-4493

12:00 PM1:00 PM
Abplanalp Library

Portland Campus

Free and open to the public