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Imaginarium ideas, day 14: Alexandra

45 Ideas: Alexandra Harper-Brees

45 Ideas: Alexandra Harper-Brees

We asked friends, neighbors, and community partners to give us their ideas for the brand-new Imaginarium once it’s completed. There’s still time to submit YOUR idea for the Imaginarium for a chance to win a sweet Huss Project prize pack!

Here’s what Alexandra Harper-Brees said:

Where in Three Rivers is someone likely to spot you, and what would you be doing there?

At a potluck with friends during our monthly visit. We would be filling our stomachs with amazing local food and listening to our toddler laugh maniacally.


What is your connection to Huss?

My husband, Nate, and I met as interns for *culture is not optional in the summer of 2014, we returned as temporary staff for the summer of 2016, and often show up as volunteers at *cino events, including the annual Future Festival.


The Huss Project is working on turning the old kindergarten room into a cool new space with floor-to-ceiling bookshelves and room for community events. What’s your most creative idea for something that could happen there?

I work as a birth doula and I’m really passionate about the right for all families to have access to thorough health care and supportive community resources. Health can mean a lot of things outside of medication, and I think that Huss could be a wonderful space to bring some of those more creative health programs to families in Three Rivers. I imagine the Imaginarium hosting adult and child yoga classes, mindfulness meditation classes, childbirth preparation classes, positive parenting classes, babywearing meet-ups, and a large variety of support and family groups. Sometimes bringing resources into a family’s town or neighborhood can make the difference between them feeling supported and empowered in all aspects of their health.

Deborah Haak

Deborah is a core community member of *culture is not optional and works at the Three Rivers Public Library.