This session will be presented in Spanish. English translation will be made available.

In this session, poet Vielka Solano will highlight how poetry can be used to educate communities, prevent violence, and support healing for survivors and their communities. With support from the Blue Shield of California Foundation’s Influencers4Justice (I4J) program, “Poesia y Arte Curando el Alma” reaches those who have experienced violence in the Spanish-speaking community – a culture that often does not encourage trauma to be spoken – and gives victims of violence a voice through the arts, including poetry.


Vielka Solano

Area of Focus

Influencers 4 Justice