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Painting Easels

Who We Are

Mens Artium is inspired by the work of human rights defenders, humanitarians, creators, and artists around the world. We are a community-based and non-profit organization that is active at the nexus of human rights, restorative justice, and the arts.


Our aim is to create safe spaces to help survivors of human rights violations process the long-term effects of trauma. To achieve this, we offer free art workshops and mentoring to survivors. Our name “Mens Artium” comes from Latin and loosely translated refers to the intention or reason of the arts.

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