Mercy Carpenter

Youth Educator

mcarpenter@dayoneny.org

As an Early Rapp Educator Mercy provides workshops for youth on Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) and other topics surrounding and involving IPV such as Gender Roles and Consent & Coercion.

Mercy is a Black and Indigenous nonbinary femme from Brooklyn, New York. They are passionate about land sovereignty and healing intergenerational trauma. Mercy incorporates these values as a Dancer, Visual Artist, Capoeirista, Reiki practitioner, Stand-up Comedian, Actor, Singer, Food Justice Activist and now as an Early Rapp educator.

As an educator and artivist they use interactive theatre based activities to address social and environmental issues.  Mercy has been community organizing, teaching and developing curriculum for eight years, starting as a peer educator of self-defense workshops in Brooklyn at The Center for Anti-Violence Education. Later as an Arts & Activism Fellow she taught a series of workshops for girls 8-18 at Willie Mae Rock Camp for girls from her own curriculum.

Currently Mercy is dedicated to co-creating spaces of healing where they work to build a socially just and sustainable world.

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