Arts and Global Health: Art, Memory and Testimony in the Aftermath of Trauma
5th annual Arts in Healthcare Conference at Lesley University
April 11-12, 2014 - 10 LMHC CEUs available
How might the arts facilitate an awareness, expression and processing of powerful feelings such as fear, anger, and grief and help communities heal and advocate for their needs in the aftermath of trauma?
In light of atrocities such as genocide, war, school shootings, acts of terror, and community and gun violence, the arts are powerful “containers” in that they can be used to create symbolic metaphors that hold and ultimately transform painful experiences. Additionally, visual art, dance, movement, drama, writing, and music can be used to identify the complexity of difficult experiences and open up a multiplicity of perspectives —expressing feelings, bearing witness, testifying and remembering—which together uncover new meanings and raise further questions at the individual and communal level.
This conference, open to all clinicians, educators, artists, activists, students, clergy and community leaders, offers several perspectives and approaches to dealing with violence through the arts. Participants will learn strategies from experts in the field who have used the arts to help address issues of conflict in their professional practices and communities, and will gain an understanding for the implementation of these strategies through experiential engagement in arts processes.
To register for this conference, please contact Beth Chambers at 617.349.8833 or email@example.com.
Friday 9:00am - 3:30pm: Voices of Memory, Voices of Testimony
Friday evening 4:00-6:00pm: Images of Memory, Images of Testimony
Saturday 9:00am - 3:30pm: Embodied Memory, Embodied Testimony
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LU Employee Activities Committee is hosting the Annual Potato Bar on Doble Campus - again in conjunction with the Staff Council’s Staff Development Day events.
Wednesday, March 12 - noon to 2pm - White Hall, Doble Campus
Film description: Four young girls flee their village because fear of female circumcision. They seek refuge with a woman who has previously protected her daughter from the ordeal. This is a film of politics and anger, but also a film of beauty, humor, and deep affection for human nature.
Presented by the LU Diversity Council and Healthy Tomorrow
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