AWI Voices With Impact presents: Same Story, New Words

Facilitated by: Marlene Padron

Featuring:

  • 6 Feet Apart by Monty Cole
  • Once Upon a Time by Athena Russell
  • Blue Garden by Natalie Murao

The stories that define us are passed down through the generations, but each generation has its own perspective and unique lens through which we view the world. So while the facts of history may not change, their interpretations frequently do, and should. In this session we will watch three short films in which a story that was once about a parent or grandparent has been transformed into a new and meaningful narrative. Together with the audience, filmmakers Monty Cole, Athena Russell and Natalie Murao will consider questions around story ownership, the truth of emotions, and what it’s like to tell stories that reflect our true selves.

Led by the filmmakers, the festival features a selection of interactive seminars and engaging discussions, related to the films and the themes we are exploring through this year’s program. If you are interested in learning about these sessions, and participating in these critical conversations, you can see them all on our Voices With Impact information page!

You can register for this event here.

Featured National Resources:

Crisis Text Line
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Trans Lifeline
The Trevor Project
Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective (BEAM)
Black Mental Health Alliance

Details

Day:Wednesday
Date:June 29, 2022
Time:10:00 am - 11:30 am

Partners

Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission The MHSOAC provides vision and leadership, in collaboration with clients, their family members, and underserved communities, to ensure Californians understand mental health is essential to overall health. MHSOAC holds public mental health systems accountable, provides oversight for eliminating disparities; promotes wellness, recovery and resiliency; and ensures positive outcomes for individuals living with serious mental illness and their families.
BetterHelp BetterHelp makes professional counseling accessible, affordable, convenient - so anyone who struggles with life’s challenges can get help, anytime, anywhere. BetterHelp offers access to licensed, trained, experienced, and accredited psychologists (PhD / PsyD), marriage and family therapists (LMFT), clinical social workers (LCSW / LMSW), and board licensed professional counselors (LPC).
American Psychiatric Association Foundation We are the non-profit affiliate of the American Psychiatric Association. Our public programs are designed to educate and empower, and are focused on:
  • Eliminating stigma,
  • Improving access to high quality mental health care,
  • Increasing public awareness, and
  • Addressing the chronically unmet needs of underserved populations.

APAF initiatives are designed for schools, the workplace, the justice system, and faith communities. All of our work is centered on on one goal: A mentally healthy nation for all. For more information and complimentary resources, visit apafdn.org.