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Jefferson Humanities & Health

Mike Natter, SKMC Class of 2017, "Neural Expressions," ink on paper, 2017
Mike Natter, SKMC Class of 2017, "Neural Expressions,"
ink on paper, 2017

Jefferson encourages student engagement in the arts and humanities in recognition of their capacity to foster essential skills related to healthcare including observation, critical thinking, self-reflection and empathy.

Each academic year, the Dr. Yoshihisa Asano Humanities & Health Series explores a thought-provoking theme from a broad range of perspectives, inviting consideration and action around urgent issues impacting how we improve lives. Series programs promote understanding of the social contexts of health and wellness, the lived experiences of diverse individuals and communities, and self-care for health professionals. During the 2017-2018 academic year, the Asano Humanities & Health Series investigates the theme Safety.

Throughout the year, series programs will explore dimensions of Safety, including:

  • Safety as a social privilege related to age, ability, gender, race, ethnicity, class, and sexual orientation 
  • Inequities as causes of health vulnerabilities 
  • Burnout prevention for health professionals 
  • Creating safe spaces and supporting diversity of opinion 
  • Risk-taking in art, design and entrepreneurship 

Students are invited to complete the Asano Humanities & Health Certificate by attending eight series events during the academic year and completing a portfolio of reflective response essays. Students who complete the certificate will be recognized during a Spring 2018 celebration.

CLICK HERE to learn more and register now for the Asano Humanities & Health Certificate. 

Events below marked with an asterisk (*) may be counted toward the Asano Humanities & Health Certificate.  

The Dr. Yoshihisa Asano Humanities & Health Series is named for Dr. Yoshihisa Asano, whose generous support enables Jefferson educational programs that advance humanism and compassionate care. 

Questions? Contact Megan Voeller, Director of Humanities, Megan.Voeller@jefferson.edu.  

Announcements & Ongoing Programs

Jefferson students can take advantage of student discounts and pay-as-you-wish programs at many Philadelphia cultural organizations, including theaters and museums. For a select list of such programs, click here and scroll to Arts & Humanities. 

Call to Jefferson Student Artists 

Who Are We? 

We are now accepting art submissions for Who Are We?, a new and exciting art exhibit that aims to illustrate the story of a Jefferson student. Share your story with us—your hopes, passions and fears. The theme is open-ended; we are looking for a visual representation of your personal self. 

Some sample questions that may inspire you: 

-What do your dreams or ambitions look like? 

-What do you love doing? 

-What are some challenges that prevent you from accomplishing your dreams? 

-How have your dreams or goals changed?

-Who helps motivate you to succeed? 

-What are you afraid of? 

-Where do you see yourself in the future? 

All Jefferson students are encouraged to submit any type of visual artwork, traditional or contemporary, to be displayed in an on-campus student art exhibit. 

Submission deadline is Sunday, March 4, 2018

https://jefferson.submittable.com/submit

Submissions are reviewed anonymously. Each artist may submit up to five different entries in any visual medium. Those selected for inclusion will be notified by email in late March. Physical works should not exceed outside dimensions of 36 inches in any direction. All submissions will also count as a submission to Inside Out, an annual art and literary journal by Jefferson students, if you submit by Thursday, February 1, 2018.  

Selected artworks will be displayed around the Center City campus during a week in late April. Humans of Jefferson (Facebook group) will also interview select artists who agree to share their stories with the community. 

Please contact kevin.tang@jefferson.edu with any questions or for more information about Who Are We?  

Sponsored by the Office of Student Life and Engagement, Center City. 

February

The Vagina Monologues
Saturday, February 24th, 7 pm, Connelly Auditorium, Hamilton Building
Sunday, February 25th, 3 pm, Connelly Auditorium, Hamilton Building
Sponsored by JeffSOAR 

Get out of your comfort zone and come enjoy a performance full of passion, tears, and laughter as we hear about the sexual and nonsexual experiences of a group of women with varying ages, backgrounds, and sexualities!

*ALL PROCEEDS GO TO Women Organized Against Rape (WOAR)*
Ticket Pricing: 
$7 presale
$10 at the door

Visit JAH lobby every day from 11 AM to 1 PM this week to buy a ticket!

Questions? Email karishma.kodia@jefferson.edu

*Jefferson students may earn credit for the Asano Humanities & Health Certificate by attending this event. 

Health Ecologies Reading Group at Jefferson
Mondays 12-1 p.m.
February 26 - Scott Memorial Library, Room 200A

Note: To receive a PDF copy of the reading, go to Blackboard and click on "Community." Type in "Humanities" in the Organization Search. Join/enroll in the Jefferson Humanities & Health group. Readings are available under Health Ecologies Reading Group tab.

Selections from Gay, Roxane. Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body. New York: Harper, 2017.  

Jefferson Humanities & Health and the Health Ecologies Lab at the University of Pennsylvania are excited to offer a reading group to students, faculty, staff and community members. We will gather weekly to think critically about health as it is understood across disciplines, institutions, and social systems in order to envision new ecologies of health. 

The reading group offers an informal learning environment, facilitated by participants from the humanities, social policy and health disciplines. This semester we will be reading essays that examine implicit bias as it relates to race, gender, sexuality, disability and obesity, and strategies for counteracting it. 

All are welcome. Lunch provided on a first-come, first-served basis. 

*Jefferson students may earn credit for the Asano Humanities & Health Certificate by attending this event. 

February 27, 12-1 p.m., JAH Eakins Lounge 
Plucks & Hammers: A mélange of music for guitar and piano

Join us for a free concert and lunch (first come, first served) at the Dean’s Concert Series!

Guitarist/composer Allen Krantz and pianist Gilya Hodos will present a mélange of music for guitar and piano featuring repertoire by the 3 Bs -- Bernstein, Beach, and Beethoven. The program will also include early 19th century music by Diabelli and Guiliani as well as a world premier of a new work for piano and guitar by Allen Krantz.

*Students may earn credit for the Asano Humanities & Health Certificate by attending this event. 

Wed., Feb. 28, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
19 South 22nd Street, Philadelphia

Pre-registration recommended: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/philadelphia-public-health-grand-rounds-gun-violence-in-philadelphia-actions-and-solutions-tickets-39778808487

Organized by The College of Physicians of Philadelphia

Please note: This community event is free and open to the public. Jefferson students may earn credit for the Asano Humanities & Health Certificate by attending. To mark your attendance, look for Jefferson Humanities & Health federal work study student Katrina Bazemore in the lobby of the College of Physicians before the event. If you do not connect with Ms. Bazemore, email Megan Voeller, megan.voeller@jefferson.edu, to confirm your attendance.  

Topic: Local public health officials, health-care providers, and community advocates come together to discuss the epidemiology of gun violence in Philadelphia, the effects it has on individuals, families, and communities, and innovative approaches to prevention.

Speakers:

Raynard Washington, PhD, MPH Chief Epidemiologist, Philadelphia Department of Public Health

Shondell D. Revell, MSOL Executive Director, Office of Violence Prevention, Criminal Justice Division, Office of the Managing Director, City of Philadelphia

Shira Goodman, JD Executive Director, CeaseFirePA

Robert Reed, JD, MSc Executive Deputy Attorney General for Public Engagement, Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney

General Moderator: Joel A. Fein, MD, MPH Professor, Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania; Attending Physician, Emergency Department, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

The Mütter Museum will not be open during this event. This event is presented by The Section on Public Health and Preventive Medicine of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia in coordination with Philadelphia Department of Public Health and Thomas Skelton Harrison Foundation.

March

Friday, March 2, 7-8:30 p.m. 
Foerderer Auditorium, 1025 Walnut Street, Second Floor

This event is free and open to the public.
Pre-registration requested: https://nickcavetju.eventbrite.com

Note: The exhibition Nick Cave: Rescue is currently on view at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. 

Nick Cave is an artist, educator and foremost a messenger, working between the visual and performing arts through a wide range of mediums including sculpture, installation, video, sound and performance. He says of himself, "I have found my middle and now am working toward what I am leaving behind." Cave is well known for his Soundsuits, sculptural forms based on the scale of his body. Soundsuits camouflage the body, masking and creating a second skin that conceals race, gender, and class, forcing the viewer to look without judgment.

In a 2013 feature in Interview Magazine, Cave said of his project HEARD•NY, a large scale performance in Grand Central Terminal organized by Creative Time, “I was really thinking of getting us back to this dream state, this place where we imagine and think about now and how we exist and function in the world. With the state of affairs on the world, I think we tend not to take the time out to create that dream space in our heads.” This is relevant to his practice as a whole.

Cave recently opened a massive immersive installation Until at MASS MoCA, October 15, 2016 - August 2017, and had a solo exhibition Here Hear on view at the Cranbrook Art Museum (2015).  Other solo exhibitions include St. Louis Art Museum (2014-2015), the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston (2014) and the Denver Art Museum (2013).

Public collections include the Brooklyn Museum; Crystal Bridges; the Detroit Institute of Arts; the High Museum; the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden; the Norton Museum of Art; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Birmingham Museum of Art; the De Young Museum; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; the Orlando Museum of Art; the Smithsonian Institution; and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, among others. 

Cave has received several prestigious awards including: the Americans for the Arts 2014 Public Art Network Year in Review Award (2014) in recognition of his Grand Central Terminal performance Heard - NY, Joan Mitchell Foundation Award (2008), Artadia Award (2006), the Joyce Award (2006), Creative Capital Grants (2002, 2004 and 2005), and the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award (2001). Cave, who received his MFA at the Cranbrook Academy of Art, is Professor and Chairman of the Fashion Department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Nick Cave has been represented by Jack Shainman Gallery since 2006.

(Source: Jack Shainman Gallery)

 

Creative Approaches to Self-Care
Mon., Mar. 5, 5-7 p.m.
Topic: Coping with Stress

Pre-registration is required. Registration is available HERE starting Mon., Feb. 5. 

In order to effectively care for others, we must first learn to care for ourselves. This monthly interdisciplinary workshop series, led collaboratively by three creative arts therapists, is designed to engage students in self-care practices that promote healthy stress management and burnout prevention. Workshops will address topics including grounding and relaxation techniques, finding balance, transforming negative emotions, challenging perfectionism and developing self-compassion. A light dinner will be provided at the beginning of each workshop. 

Instructors: Sondra Rosenberg, ATR-BC; Rebekka Hartwell, MA, BC-DMT, LPC

This art and movement based workshop will focus on coping with stress. Learn how to identify the physical and emotional symptoms of stress, as well as how to move through them to a more grounded and relaxed state. Each participant will leave with a personalized “coping toolbox” of their own design.

*Students may earn credit for the Asano Humanities & Health Certificate by attending this event. 

Dual Face | Dwimuka: Didik Nini Thowok
Sunday, March 11, 7 p.m., International House Philadelphia, Ibrahim Theater (3701 Chestnut St.)

Pre-registration required at https://dwimuka.eventbrite.com

A gesture. A smile. A costume. All define our identity—or do they? Renowned Indonesian cross-gender dancer Didik Nini Thowok reveals a radiant and insightful artistic interpretation.

As Indonesia's most acclaimed cross-gender dance artist, Didik Nini Thowok is the successor of many cross-gender dance forms in Indonesia. Combining diverse classical, modern and contemporary movement techniques, Thowok crosses intersecting layers of gender and cultural identity through richly storied dances and his own distinctive comedic expression. (Source: Intercultural Journeys)

About Didik Nini Thowok

Didik Nini Thowok is the director of the Vocational Dance Education of Natya Lakshita Institute, the Didik Nini Thowok Foundation, and the Didik Nini Thowok Entertainment, and has performed for dignitaries throughout the world. His unique style combines classical, folk, modern, and comedic dance, as well as various forms stemming from topeng (mask dance), Sudanese, Cirebon, Balinese, and Central Javanese traditions.

Thowok is a thoughtful artist who deftly uses storytelling and comic gesture to present a layered look at gender identity within the historic yet marginalized art form of cross-gender dance.  Thowok believes that dance is a vehicle to entertain and to cheer up the heart and soul of the public. (Source: Intercultural Journeys)

This event is open to Jefferson students only. 

*Students may earn credit for the Asano Humanities & Health Certificate by attending this event. 

Health Ecologies Reading Group at Jefferson
Mondays 12-1 p.m.
March 19 - Jefferson Alumni Hall, Room M23

Note: To receive a PDF copy of the reading, go to Blackboard and click on "Community." Type in "Humanities" in the Organization Search. Join/enroll in the Jefferson Humanities & Health group. Readings are available under Health Ecologies Reading Group tab.

Sievewright, Kara. “Queer in Common Country.” In The Remedy: Queer and Trans Voices on Health and Health Care. Vancouver: Arsenal Pulp Press, 2017.
&
Vogel, Sarah C. “Internalized Homophobia, Disclosure, and Health.” in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Healthcare. Eds., Kristen L. Eckstrand and Jesse M. Ehrenfeld. Cham, Switzerland: Springer, 2016.  

Jefferson Humanities & Health and the Health Ecologies Lab at the University of Pennsylvania are excited to offer a reading group to students, faculty, staff and community members. We will gather weekly to think critically about health as it is understood across disciplines, institutions, and social systems in order to envision new ecologies of health. 

The reading group offers an informal learning environment, facilitated by participants from the humanities, social policy and health disciplines. This semester we will be reading essays that examine implicit bias as it relates to race, gender, sexuality, disability and obesity, and strategies for counteracting it. 

All are welcome. Lunch provided on a first-come, first-served basis. 

*Jefferson students may earn credit for the Asano Humanities & Health Certificate by attending this event. 

Join us for our annual celebration of Creative Arts Therapies Week, March 19-23. Details TBD. 

March 20, 12-1 p.m., JAH Eakins Lounge
Jefferson Chamber Orchestra

Join us for a free concert and lunch (first come, first served) at the Dean’s Concert Series!

Jefferson Chamber Orchestra is a student-run organization that has been an active contributor to the artistic and creative landscape of Thomas Jefferson University since 2007. Along with faculty mentor, Dr. Bruce Fenderson, the Orchestra is composed of students from the Medical College, College of Nursing, and the College of Health Professions, as well as faculty and physician residents from Thomas Jefferson University. 

*Students may earn credit for the Asano Humanities & Health Certificate by attending this event. 

Health Ecologies Reading Group at Jefferson
Mondays 12-1 p.m.
March 26 - Scott Memorial Library, Room 200A

Note: To receive a PDF copy of the reading, go to Blackboard and click on "Community." Type in "Humanities" in the Organization Search. Join/enroll in the Jefferson Humanities & Health group. Readings are available under Health Ecologies Reading Group tab.

Lorde, Audre. “Breast Cancer: A Black Lesbian Feminist Experience” and “Breast Cancer: Power vs. Prosthesis.” In The Cancer Journals. San Francisco: Spinsters/Aunt Lute, 1980. 

Jefferson Humanities & Health and the Health Ecologies Lab at the University of Pennsylvania are excited to offer a reading group to students, faculty, staff and community members. We will gather weekly to think critically about health as it is understood across disciplines, institutions, and social systems in order to envision new ecologies of health. 

The reading group offers an informal learning environment, facilitated by participants from the humanities, social policy and health disciplines. This semester we will be reading essays that examine implicit bias as it relates to race, gender, sexuality, disability and obesity, and strategies for counteracting it. 

All are welcome. Lunch provided on a first-come, first-served basis. 

*Jefferson students may earn credit for the Asano Humanities & Health Certificate by attending this event. 

Equal Means Equal: Film Screening and Dinner
Tuesday, March 27, 5:30pm-8:00pm, Jefferson Alumni Hall Atrium

Sponsored by: Office of Student Life and Engagement (OSLE) 

Join us for a screening of the award winning documentary, EQUAL MEANS EQUAL, while you enjoy a complimentary dinner.  We’ll begin the evening hearing from the Executive Director of New Century Trust, a local community organization that works to end the political and economic inequalities facing women and girls in Greater Philadelphia.  She’ll share some of the work that New Century Trust is doing and give an introduction to the film that we’ll be screening. 

"Equal Means Equal presents an unflinching look at how women are treated in the United States today. By following both real life stories and precedent setting legal cases, director Kamala Lopez discovers how outdated and discriminatory attitudes inform and influence seemingly disparate issues, from workplace matters to domestic violence, rape and sexual assault to the foster care system, the healthcare system and the legal system. Along the way, she reveals the inadequacy of present laws in place that claim to protect women, ultimately presenting a compelling and persuasive argument for the urgency of ratifying the Equal Rights amendment."

*Jefferson students may earn credit for the Asano Humanities & Health Certificate by attending this event. 

April

Health Ecologies Reading Group at Jefferson
Mondays 12-1 p.m.
April 2 - Scott Memorial Library, Room 200A

Note: To receive a PDF copy of the reading, go to Blackboard and click on "Community." Type in "Humanities" in the Organization Search. Join/enroll in the Jefferson Humanities & Health group. Readings are available under Health Ecologies Reading Group tab.

Reading TBD

Jefferson Humanities & Health and the Health Ecologies Lab at the University of Pennsylvania are excited to offer a reading group to students, faculty, staff and community members. We will gather weekly to think critically about health as it is understood across disciplines, institutions, and social systems in order to envision new ecologies of health. 

The reading group offers an informal learning environment, facilitated by participants from the humanities, social policy and health disciplines. This semester we will be reading essays that examine implicit bias as it relates to race, gender, sexuality, disability and obesity, and strategies for counteracting it. 

All are welcome. Lunch provided on a first-come, first-served basis. 

*Students may earn credit for the Asano Humanities & Health Certificate by attending this event. 

Creative Approaches to Self-Care
Mon., Apr. 2, 5-7 p.m.
Topic: Anxiety Management

Pre-registration is required. Registration is available HERE starting Mon., Mar. 5.

In order to effectively care for others, we must first learn to care for ourselves. This monthly interdisciplinary workshop series, led collaboratively by three creative arts therapists, is designed to engage students in self-care practices that promote healthy stress management and burnout prevention. Workshops will address topics including grounding and relaxation techniques, finding balance, transforming negative emotions, challenging perfectionism and developing self-compassion. A light dinner will be provided at the beginning of each workshop. 

Instructors: Sondra Rosenberg, ATR-BC; Rebekka Hartwell, MA, BC-DMT, LPC

This art and movement based workshop will directly address stress and anxiety management.  We will guide you through relaxation, meditation and breathing exercises that you can easily practice at home.  We will connect these embodied exercises with visual art that will be a comforting reminder of skills that are available to you.

*Students may earn credit for the Asano Humanities & Health Certificate by attending this event. 

The Asano Humanities & Health Certificate is a co-curricular program that rewards sustained engagement in arts and humanities activities throughout the academic year. Jefferson students are invited to complete the certificate by attending eight (8) events from the annual Asano Humanities & Health Series and completing a reflection portfolio of four (4) response essays. 

To receive the Asano Certificate for academic year 2017-2018, please submit your reflection portfolio by Monday, April 2, 11:59 p.m. 

Save the date for the inaugural Asano Humanities & Health Certificate Awards and Inside Out Launch Party on Thursday, April 26, 6-7:30 p.m. 

For more information about the Asano Humanities & Health Certificate, click HERE

Jefferson Night at the Orchestra: Philadelphia Voices
Saturday, April 7, 6:30 p.m., Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center (300 South Broad St.) 

Pre-registration is required. Registration is available HERE starting March 2. 

Mix and mingle with fellow Jefferson students, faculty and staff during an evening at The Philadelphia Orchestra!

"MIT professor and inventor of new technology for music Tod Machover has been called “America's most wired composer.” In this crowd-sourced Philadelphia Orchestra commission, he creates a piece infused with sounds and voices contributed by today's Philadelphians. Inspired by the hundreds of thousands who sang in unison on the Parkway during the visit of Pope Francis in 2015, and reflecting the Orchestra's deep relationship with, and commitment to, its city and community, this work will represent Philadelphia Voices in the truest sense. The Chichester Psalms, setting psalms in their original Hebrew, is one of Bernstein's most overtly religious works and an exquisite choral plea for peace. We conclude with Musorgsky's Pictures from an Exhibition in Ravel's orchestration, a glorious showcase of the Philadelphia Sound." (Source: Philadelphia Orchestra)

Students tickets include pre-concert reception and performance.
6:30 PM - Private pre-concert reception with musician to be announced
8 PM - Concert at Verizon Hall  

Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Conductor
Westminster Symphonic Choir - Mixed chorus

PROGRAM

Bernstein - Chichester Psalms
Machover - Philadelphia Voices
INTERMISSION
Musorgsky - Pictures from an Exhibition

Health Ecologies Reading Group at Jefferson
Mondays 12-1 p.m.
April 9 - Jefferson Alumni Hall, Room M23

Note: To receive a PDF copy of the reading, go to Blackboard and click on "Community." Type in "Humanities" in the Organization Search. Join/enroll in the Jefferson Humanities & Health group. Readings are available under Health Ecologies Reading Group tab.Reading TBD

Jefferson Humanities & Health and the Health Ecologies Lab at the University of Pennsylvania are excited to offer a reading group to students, faculty, staff and community members. We will gather weekly to think critically about health as it is understood across disciplines, institutions, and social systems in order to envision new ecologies of health. 

The reading group offers an informal learning environment, facilitated by participants from the humanities, social policy and health disciplines. This semester we will be reading essays that examine implicit bias as it relates to race, gender, sexuality, disability and obesity, and strategies for counteracting it. 

All are welcome. Lunch provided on a first-come, first-served basis. 

 

April 10, 12-1 p.m., JAH Eakins Lounge 
WindSync

Join us for a free concert and lunch (first come, first served) at the Dean’s Concert Series!

Hailed by The Houston Chronicle as "revolutionary chamber musicians," WindSync is North America's foremost emerging wind quintet. The ensemble is internationally recognized for dramatic and engaging interpretations of classical music. The young, adventurous group plays exclusively from memory, including elements of staging and choreography, and focuses on building a connection with the audience through dynamic concert programming and charismatic stage presence. 

Health Ecologies Reading Group at Jefferson
Mondays 12-1 p.m.
April 16 - Scott Memorial Library, Room 200A

Note: To receive a PDF copy of the reading, go to Blackboard and click on "Community." Type in "Humanities" in the Organization Search. Join/enroll in the Jefferson Humanities & Health group. Readings are available under Health Ecologies Reading Group tab.

Reading TBD

Jefferson Humanities & Health and the Health Ecologies Lab at the University of Pennsylvania are excited to offer a reading group to students, faculty, staff and community members. We will gather weekly to think critically about health as it is understood across disciplines, institutions, and social systems in order to envision new ecologies of health. 

The reading group offers an informal learning environment, facilitated by participants from the humanities, social policy and health disciplines. This semester we will be reading essays that examine implicit bias as it relates to race, gender, sexuality, disability and obesity, and strategies for counteracting it. 

All are welcome. Lunch provided on a first-come, first-served basis. 

*Jefferson students may earn credit for the Asano Humanities & Health Certificate by attending this event. 

 

Tuesday, April 24, 12-1 p.m. 
Connelly Auditorium, Hamilton Building 

Confronting Racism, Bias, and Social Injustice in Healthcare Lecture Series
Organized by the Office of the Dean, Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University

Dorothy Roberts, JD
The George A. Weiss University Professor of Law and Sociology 
The Raymond Pace and Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander Professor of Civil Rights
Professor of Africana Studies and Director, Program on Race, Science and Society, University of Pennsylvania

Dorothy Roberts, an acclaimed scholar of race, gender and the law, joined the University of Pennsylvania as its 14th Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor with a joint appointment in the Department of Sociology and the Law School where she also holds the inaugural Raymond Pace and Sadie Tanner Mosell Alexander chair. Her path breaking work in law and public policy focuses on urgent contemporary issues in health, social justice, and bioethics, especially as they impact the lives of women, children and African-Americans. Her major books include Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics, and Big Business Re-create Race in the Twenty-first Century (New Press, 2011); Shattered Bonds: The Color of Child Welfare (Basic Books, 2002), and Killing the Black Body: Race, Reproduction, and the Meaning of Liberty (Pantheon, 1997). She is the author of more than 100 scholarly articles and book chapters, as well as a co-editor of six books on such topics as constitutional law and women and the law.

 

Philadelphia Gay Men's Chorus
Tuesday, April 24, 7 p.m., Hamilton Building, Connelly Auditorium

Pre-registration available HERE

The Philadelphia Gay Men's Chorus entertains audiences, supports communities and fosters acceptance through exceptional musical performance. Formed in 1981 by a group of Christmas carolers, PGMC has grown to 140+ active tenor, baritone and bass chorus members. Since 2014, PGMC has partnered with schools and universities to perform outreach concerts for more than 9,700 local students, fostering understanding and personal growth in young audiences. PGMC continues to support the LGBTQ+ community and empower young people by providing them with an opportunity to enter into a safe and affirming environment free from the threat of harm, regardless of how they self-identify. (Source: PGMC)

This event is open to the public.

Thursday, April 26, 6-7:30 p.m. 

Conrady Lobby, Hamilton Building (1001 Locust) 

Save the date for our inaugural celebration of the Asano Humanities & Health Certificate awards and the launch of Jefferson's annual student arts and literary journal, Inside Out. Details to be announced. 

May

Creative Approaches to Self-Care
Mon., May 7, 5-7 p.m.
Topic: Connection With Self and Others

Pre-registration is required. Registration is available HERE starting Mon., April 9.

In order to effectively care for others, we must first learn to care for ourselves. This monthly interdisciplinary workshop series, led collaboratively by three creative arts therapists, is designed to engage students in self-care practices that promote healthy stress management and burnout prevention. Workshops will address topics including grounding and relaxation techniques, finding balance, transforming negative emotions, challenging perfectionism and developing self-compassion. A light dinner will be provided at the beginning of each workshop. 

Instructors:  Peggy Tileston, MA, MT-BC; Sondra Rosenberg, ATR-BC; Rebekka Hartwell, MA, BC-DMT, LPC

Research has shown that our relationships with ourselves, others, and even nature have a profound impact on physical health and psychological well-being. In this workshop we will use art, movement and music to explore ways of building and maintaining this all-important sense of connection.

Please note: Events are added to the calendar as they are confirmed. Please check regularly for additional events. 

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