Big Share Dr. Leana Wen.

Big Share

Falvey Hall, MICA’s Brown Center
1301 Mount Royal Ave, Baltimore MD, 21217
October 10, 2015, 2:00 - 6:00pm

A half-day event featuring keynote speaker Dr. Leana Wen, Baltimore City Health Commissioner, starting us off with comments on the topic at hand: creating resources and safety for young people, and addressing the opiate overdose epidemic. The first half of the program features  Alison Malmon, Founding Director of Active Minds, as well as Shawn Burnett, Corinne Lovett, Alyse Ruriani, and Hannah Weiss, individuals sharing experiences, perspectives, and insights on confronting mental illness in college, and challenges youth face in coping with trauma, emotional stress, and addiction. This is followed in the second half when Carlos Hardy, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of M-ROCC, speaks to the importance of access to Naloxone to reverse otherwise fatal opiate overdoses, and the importance of access to treatment on demand. The second half program also includes powerful personal stories shared by Angela Lee, Maggie McLaughlin, Jayme Severn, Desi Smith, and Nick Valenstein. Throughout, the audience will be invited to participate: a big share.

This event is part of Free Fall Baltimore.  

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Sponsor: Alison Malmon’s appearance sponsored by Baltimore Collegetown Network
Partner: MICA Office of Student Affairs, NAMI at MICA, Baltimore City Health Department

First the Pain I

This event took place in conjunction with the exhibition First the Pain I

What pain looks like when one is suffering with mental illness or addiction, or affected by a loved one’s hurting, and what flows from that pain. How might we find a place of compassion to become part of the solution rather than contributing to…

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Every now and again, an artist deeply touches you... the experience transcending mere interest, pleasure, or delight. Such has been our experience of @phyliciaghee , whose performances mine a deeply spiritual place of profound connection to something so much larger than our every day... to a place of wholeness, presence, and healing. Our #ndcartistoftheweek is Phylicia Ghee, who has been a fixture as an artist for the New Day Campaign since we began in 2015. Our Resident Healing Artist in 2015, Phylicia has presented several extraordinarily powerful performances over the past several years, and will be a part of our activities again in 2018 in a yet-to-be-determined healing arts workshop as part of our programming for “Heroin & Healing,” an exhibition we are presenting with @kentcountyarts . You can see more of Phylicia at her website at #artheals #healingandart #itsanewday #ndcitsanewday

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