Restorative Quilting / Quilting Restaurativo
A Building Healthy Communities Story
Learn how the Alliance for California Traditional Arts (ACTA) helps seed restorative justice practices in the community of Boyle Heights through the transformative work of Building Healthy Communities Artist Fellow and quilter, Juana Mena.
Building Healthy Communities (BHC) is a 10-year statewide initiative of the California Endowment to address health inequities in 14 California communities. Since 2011, ACTA has been bringing traditional artists together with community members in Boyle Heights, Merced, Santa Ana, and the East Coachella Valley to open pathways for connection, reflection, and mobilization through the traditional arts.