Healing Arts Peace Projects International. HAPPI
Healing Arts Peace Projects International (or HAPPI <img src="http://healingartspeaceprojects.org/wp-includes/images/smilies/simple-smile.png"> ) is a collaboration among expressive arts therapists and individuals, institutions, organizations and communities who primarily serve women and children who are victims of political and social injustice, who are at-risk or victims of human trafficking or abuse of any kind. If called upon, we may also serve any person in a society who are marginalized due to mental, physical, economic, ethnic, gender, or religious reasons.
We use the arts such as MUSIC, DRAMA, VISUAL ARTS, MOVEMENT and SPOKEN AND WRITTEN LANGAUGE as mediums to help people express their voices. Expression in itself is healing but also education and witnessing as communication exchange is a powerful tool of transformation in for communities.
It is our mission and dream that through the arts, we generate change within communities from the inside-out and the ground up. What does that mean? We help people connect with their souls and their hearts and minds, to find and express their voices and embody the power to change the world by being peaceful, expressive and good.
WE BELIEVE HAPPINESS is a birthright and art is that spark that lights the wildfire of powerful, positive and peaceful change