Tags: Health / Mind / Body

Wednesday: Mar 16

The Teenage Brain: Planning for Success in High School, College, and Beyond

Wed. March 16, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Location:

Northside Library

705 Rio Road West, Charlottesville, VA 22901

Frances E. Jensen, MD (The Teenage Brain: A Neuroscientist’s Survival Guide to Raising Adolescents and Young Adults) and Dr. Granville Sawyer, Jr. (College in Four Years: Making Every Semester Count) will participate in this discussion about education and life planning for teens, parents, and educators.

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Tags: Education / Teaching, Family / Aging, Health / Mind / Body, Nonfiction, StoryFest / Youth

Challenge into Change: Storytelling as Healing

Wed. March 16, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Location:

Jefferson School African American Heritage Center

233 4th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Listen to, and honor, The Women’s Initiative’s Challenge into Change essay contest participants as we celebrate the power of storytelling as way towards healing and empowerment. Laurie Jean Cannady (Crave: Sojourn of a Hungry Soul) will share stories from her memoir. Contest participants will be recognized and the top three award recipients will read from their own work. A book signing and reception follows.

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Tags: African-American, Gender, Health / Mind / Body, Publishing / Books / Writing

Thursday: Mar 17

Friday: Mar 18

Hope and Criticism in the Practice of Mental Health

Fri. March 18, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Location:

Central JMRL Library

201 E Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Alice Anderson and Georgeann Wilcoxson, coauthors of More Together: 25 Years at On Our Own of Charlottesville Sharing Peer Practices; Zack Bonnie, author of Dead, Insane, or in Jail: A CEDU Memoir; and Beth Gager and Malaina Poore, coauthors of Firestories: Further Thoughts on Radically Rethinking Mental Illness; will share personal experiences in this conversation about mental health.

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Tags: Biography / Memoir, Health / Mind / Body

Becoming A Healing Presence

Fri. March 18, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Location:

The Colonnades - Monroe Room

2600 Barracks Road Charlottesville, VA 22901

Albert Rossi, author of Becoming a Healing Presence, discusses his theme, that in order to become a healing presence for others, we must first be healed ourselves—through an active relationship with the great Healer, Christ. Dr. Rossi gently points the way toward deepening our love for God and for each other so that others may experience Christ through us.

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Tags: Health / Mind / Body, Spirituality / Religion

Saturday: Mar 19

Breaking Ground: Reflections on Race and Medicine

Sat. March 19, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Location:

Jefferson School African American Heritage Center

233 4th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Authors and doctors Louis Sullivan (Breaking Ground: My Life in Medicine) and Damon Tweedy (Black Man in a White Coat: A Doctor’s Reflections on Race and Medicine) share their life stories and experiences of race in the field of medicine.

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Tags: African-American, Biography / Memoir, Health / Mind / Body, Nonfiction

Dark Tales of Contagions: Including Convoluted Science, Strange Politics, and Checkered Histories

Sat. March 19, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Location:

City Council Chambers

605 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Authors Karen Masterson (The Malaria Project: The U.S. Government’s Secret Mission to Find a Miracle Cure) and Sonia Shah (Pandemic: Tracking Contagions, from Cholera to Ebola and Beyond) discuss the origins of infectious diseases, how they have been battled, and predictions about what’s to come.

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Tags: Current Affairs / World Affairs / War, Environment / Science, Health / Mind / Body