Telesh Lopez

Telesh is Kanjobal, Maya from Guatemala and comes from a family that has been practicing healing work for generations. Telesh’s commitment to the social justice movement is based on eight years of experience with organizations working on issues that directly impact underserved communities in New York City and Central America. The following areas are some of her areas of focus: international workers rights, philanthropy and organizing. She has worked with the following organizations: Jobs with Justice, New World Foundation, Guatemala Solidarity Center, Funders’ Collaborative on Youth Organizing, and Domestic Workers United.

Her commitment to health justice is reflected in her work with organizations that focus on the needs of women, LGBTAGQ community, and with individual activists and organizers. She has offered session at: Sexual Assault Yearly Speak Out; Hunter College School of Social Work; The Revolutionary Path: Healing, Transformation & the Work of Movement-Building with stone circles/The Stone House; St. John’s Church, Brooklyn; Community Health Fair; Audre Lorde Project (Leadership Roundtable retreat and Volunteer Appreciation Day) and GAPIMNY-Gay Asian and Pacific Islander Men of New York. In addition she has volunteered with The Third Root Community Health Center, Lenox Senior Center and the New York Open Center.

Training Includes: Advanced Reiki Practitioner, Healing Touch, and Basic Massage for relaxation, in addition to leanings from her family.

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