Artist & Teacher, For You
Rowena Richie is an artist, writer and teacher based in San Francisco. For the last 20 years, she has created programs for movement and self-expression with vulnerable populations.
As a City College of San Francisco faculty member, Rowena taught older people with diverse physical and cognitive abilities. In 2019, Rowena completed a year-long Atlantic Fellowship for Equity in Brain Health at the Global Brain Health Institute, at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She earned a Global Brain Health Leaders Award to apply her creative research practices to work with dementia care partners and their loved ones living with dementia.
Rowena also is involved in a number of creative projects that promote positive aging. These include co-designing an intergenerational creative movement program based at UCSF, co-producing an Older Women Artists at Work film series, and co-developing Artists & Elders, a project of her performance-making collective For You that connects artists and elders remotely for one-on-one creative engagement.