living the dream with group facilitator, arts advocate, and social justice educator Valerie Anderson
Summary: Valerie Anderson is a group facilitator, arts advocate, and social justice educator. She has over 25 years of experience as a Masters level Social Worker and is certified as a facilitator for the Power of Positive Parenting (Triple P Program). As an independent contractor for the past 7 years she works with several nonprofit organizations providing parenting support, educational and art-based workshops for a variety of populations in a variety of settings throughout the city of Philadelphia. Her independent work allows her to volunteer as a docent (tour guide) for the African American Museum in Philadelphia and the Church of the Advocate with its 14 black history murals of the Bible and the black experience. She loves to use the arts as a tool for healing and as a way to generate discussion about identity, create community, and bring about social changes.