“Film can bring personal stories to life while challenging the stigma, isolation, and social inequities people with disabilities routinely experience.”  –Cheryl Green, StoryMinders

Cheryl Green, courtesy photo
Cheryl Green, courtesy photo

Interested in seeing film and art in a new way?

Looking to celebrate uniquely-told personal stories that uplift, motivate and inspire?

Ready to laugh, smile and enjoy some great conversations?

Well, the Brain Energy Support Team (BEST) has the perfect event just for you!

BEST is thrilled to announce that nationally-renowned filmmaker, educator and advocate, Cheryl Green, will be coming to the BEST Learning Center in University Place, Washington on the evening of June 5, 2015 for a terrific night of screenings of her celebrated short films.

Green’s film projects lend a fresh and creative approach (many times with a delightful comedic spin) that changes perspectives and invites a dialog and new ideas about the brain injury and disability communities. Some of the short films that will be shown have been developed by others in the brain injury community as special projects that highlight their personal stories and creativity. All films are Closed Captioned.

Green’s work has been shown at multiple film festivals, in educational settings and at other special events.

Green will also be on hand to provide commentary and answer questions about the films and her work.

The festivities will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will include a dessert and coffee reception.

This event is open to the general public and there is no cost to attend. Free ample parking is available onsite and the center is located on several major bus lines.

Please feel free to share this post with friends, family, neighbors and other community members. All are welcome!

To RSVP, please contact kimt@brainenergysupportteam.org or join our upcoming Facebook event on the BEST Facebook page beginning Tuesday, May 12, 2015.

We can’t wait to see you there!

More about Green: Cheryl Green, MFA, MS integrates her degrees in Performance As Public Practice and Speech-Language Pathology to explore how story can be used to break down stigma and barriers. She makes films and media that combine personal narrative and self-advocacy to create dynamic, artistic tools for cross-disability justice. She is on the board of Disability Art and Culture Project and served on the board of Brain-injury Information Referral and Resource Development (BIRRDsong). She volunteered with the National Black Disability Coalition and Portland Commission on Disability. Cheryl’s mission with StoryMinders is to create a platform for people with brain injury to use the arts to increase connectedness within this often isolated population, to present stories and concepts in an accessible format, and to promote critical dialogue and change within the larger community.

To learn more about Green, Storyminders and more, click here.

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