Peace Paper Project is an international community-arts initiative that utilizes traditional papermaking as a form of trauma therapy, social engagement, and community activism. Peace Paper Project uses the ancient tradition of hand papermaking as a vehicle for personal expression and cultural change. Because of our innovations in portability and our interest in resolving current social issues, paper is no longer just a chapter in a history text book; it has become a beacon for socially engaged art. The process of making paper is a direct manifestation of resilience, as it requires breaking something down in order to created something new and beautiful.
As part of Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month 2023, the Peace Paper Project hosted a number of engagements in collaborations with Penn State University's Gender Equity Center, the Center for the Performing Arts, the Office of Digital Learning for the College of Arts and Architecture, and Office of Veteran Programs from April 12 through April 16, 2023. This exhibit highlights some of the paper made during these community engagements.