Forum: Open Hearts & Active Minds Elisif Bruun, whose story is featured in "Elisif's Story"

Forum: Open Hearts & Active Minds

The Pavilion, Stevenson University
1525 Greenspring Valley Rd, Stevenson MD, 21153
October 21, 2015, 5:00 - 7:00pm

College communities are under-resourced to handle the onset of active addiction or mental illness among their student populations. This forum, at Stevenson University in conjunction with Elisif’s Story, is an opportunity to bring awareness of all kinds to this challenging issue, with an emphasis on how to build a more caring community and the importance of Active Minds and NAMI as student club activities. Panelists include student leaders from Stevenson University and Coppin State University, and Sherry Welch, Executive Director of NAMI Metro Baltimore. Reception immediately follows in gallery to see and hear Elisif’s Story

Sponsor: Nikki Perlow Foundation
Partner: Stevenson University, School of Design and School of Humanities & Social Sciences

Elisif’s Story

This event took place in conjunction with the exhibition Elisif’s Story

An exhibition by Peter Bruun about his daughter, Elisif Bruun, who died of a heroin overdose at age 24 on February 11, 2014. Featuring drawings by Peter along with audio from friends, family, caring professionals, and others reflecting on Elisif’s…

Learn more about this exhibition

Featured Instagram

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

A post shared by New Day Campaign (@newdaycampaign) on

New Day Campaign Founders' Circle

The Founders' Circle was the 2016-2017 fundraising campaign to secure the future of the New Day Campaign. Thank you to the individuals, organizations, institutions, and foundations who donated to help us make the New Day Campaign an ongoing reality.