about art therapists for human rights

"The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people."

-Martin Luther King, Jr.

Art Therapists for Human Rights is an evolving grassroots community that exists to take action for the rights of LGBTQIA people, Native people, Black and Brown people, Muslims, survivors of sexual assault, people with disabilities, immigrants, refugees, and all people who are in danger as a result of the policies of the current White House administration. These people are all of us: they are our families and our friends, they are the clients that we serve. Over and above our own desires for professional advancement, publicity, licensure and recognition, is our deep and unwavering commitment to the ethical practice of Art Therapy in the service of our communities.  


We want to thank Kate Broitman, LCPC ATR-BC for creating the Art Therapist for Human Rights Facebook group that started the beginnings of this grassroots community.  The words above have been adapted from her original post.

Our Activities

Raising Awareness

We work together to raise awareness about key issues in art therapy relating to human rights and diversity. 


Our Website and Blog

Our blog includes articles, art, and resources for those who are engaging in advocacy for human rights. 


Karen Pence and Art Therapy

Our website is the home to the resistance to Karen Pence as a spokesperson for the field of art therapy and art therapists.

The Facebook Group

Art Therapists for Human Rights on Facebook

Join Us On Facebook for the latest news, views and discussions of current issues related to human rights, diversity and social justice.

Volunteer Core Group

Mindy Cardenas, LPCC, LPAT, ATR-BC

Sarah Fitzsimmons, LMFT. ATR-BC

Tabitha Fronk, LPCC, ATR-BC, ATCS

Molly Greece, ATR-BC

Emily Greene, LPC, ATR

Connie Gretsch, MEd., ATR-BC

Cathy Malchiodi, PhD, LPCC, LPAT, ATR-BC, REAT, HLM

Diana Gil Velez, LCAT, ATR-BC


We also want to thank other volunteers who have requested to remain anonymous.