Together Well Writing Workshop

October 20, 2020

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The COVID-19 pandemic has shined a bright light on all the ways in which our current healthcare system is broken - provider burnout and stress, patient access, inefficiencies, cost, etc. Most importantly, this public health crisis has made it impossible to ignore the systemic racism and inequities that have always existed in our communities, our institutions, and even in our professional and personal relationships. In response to this, we have created Together Well, a story campaign highlighting the ways that connection, collaboration, and community can help rebuild a new system that centers the human experience, and promotes health, justice and wellbeing for all. Join us in an interactive workshop to WRITE, REVISE, and SHARE your stories of health and healthcare during a global pandemic. To find out more about the TOGETHER WELL project visit the website here.

In this workshop participants will be asked to read, write, and discuss. If you require an accommodation, please contact NWNMC at nwnmc.pdx@gmail.com

Facilitator Bio

Daena Goldsmith, Ph.D., is a professor of Rhetoric & Media Studies at Lewis & Clark College, where she researches and teaches about how we enact identities and relationships through what we say and how we say it. Her work focuses on interactions from everyday life, including the conversations we have with a spouse or partner, the advice we give to friends and family, and the stories we tell face-to-face and online. Additional information is available at daenagoldsmith.com.

Chalice Stroebe is a doula who recently graduated from the National University of Natural Medicine with a degree in Integrative Health Sciences. She is in the interim of studies as she plans to pursue a master’s in Narrative Medicine at Columbia University next fall. In the meantime, she is immersing herself in all things narrative medicine as an intern for the Northwest Narrative Medicine Collaborative.

Event Details

October 20, 2020
6:00-8:00 pm
Online

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