Meet our partners in bringing re-humanization to the areas we work:
Contemplative Theater with Rhodessa Jones
Rhodessa Jones is the Director of the award winning Medea Project: Theater for Incarcerated Women / HIV Circle. Rhodessa has been widely recognized for her work using performance art as a method for personal and social transformation with incarcerated women and women with HIV/AIDS, including the Montgomery Fellow at Dartmouth University, the Frank Rhodes Chair at Cornell University, an Artist-In-Residency at the University of Wisconsin, the Mayor’s Art Award in San Francisco, and in 2012 selected by the United States Department of State as an ARTS ENVOY! to South Africa.
In June 2001, her film collaboration We Just Telling Stories, a film profiling Ms. Jones and her work with the Medea Project in the San Francisco County jails, won Best Documentary at the San Francisco Black Film Festival.
Drama Triangle with Lynne Forrest
Prayer with Rev Joanne Coleman
Meditation with Margot Koch
Yoga with Romy Phillips
Conscious Eating with Sheira Kahn
Brown helped to found Greens Restaurant in San Francisco. He and founding chef Deborah Madison wrote The Greens Cookbook in 1987. He is the subject of the documentary, How to Cook Your Life.
He wrote The Tassajara Bread Book in 1970 with a $100 advance from the publisher. As of 2003, 750,000 copies were in print, with 3,000 copies still selling every year. From the mid -1960s to the mid – 1980s, Brown lived, cooked, taught or was manager at the Tassajara Zen Mountain Center, Green Gulch Farm Zen Center, and the San Francisco Zen Center.
“The acquisition of food for self and family can be a dehumanizing cycle of low quality to borderline edible items and “leftovers.” The food in Free Food meals offers something very different. Not only do they provide sustenance necessary for physical survival, but they give temporary reprieve from potential risks of harm and sickness, and the feeling of being cared for and human.”
Nicole, Staff at Partner Shelter