Introduction to the Healing and Reconciliation Institute - The story of advisor, survivor and tribal member
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About The Event
The board of HRI welcomes you to join us for a free gathering to learn more about our work, including our upcoming programming for survivors of human trafficking in Montery County, CA. We will be joined by special guest and elder from the Monterey local Esselen tribe, Cari Herthel, and will bear witness to her survival story. In addition, attendees will be invited to participate in one of the activities that are part of the healing and reconciliation workshops in order to further explore our curriculum. Maija West, co-founder of HRI and Cari Herthel will be presenting, and will be joined by board member, Briana Bellamy.
HRI Advisor, Survivor Leader, Tribal Leader
Survivor leader and Esselen tribal leader, Cari Herthel believes that "social action is the highest form of prayer." In service to social action, Cari speaks on her experiences as a survivor of sex trafficking, an elder, and an Indigenous woman in a multitude of spaces. Through sharing her story and knowledge, Cari hopes to help inspire community healing and reconciliation. Cari is a leader amongst many non-profits that specifically seek to serve Indigenous survivors and their communities.