Patty Bode: Episode #42

In this episode, we are joined by Patty Bode, founder of the Remember Love Recovery Project, who shares her journey of turning personal tragedy into a force for societal change. After losing her youngest son to an accidental heroin overdose, Patty, an experienced educator and anti-racism activist, now dedicates herself to destigmatizing addiction disorder through art and education.

Her extensive experience as an art teacher, curriculum leader, middle school principal, and associate professor at Southern Connecticut State University, combined with her leadership in various community settings, underscores her commitment to fostering an anti-racist, multicultural democracy. Recognized by organizations like the National Art Education Association and co-author of “Affirming Diversity: The Sociopolitical Context of Multicultural Education,” Patty’s story is a powerful testament to the transformative impact of art, education, and resilience in the face of loss.

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