2nd Annual Creative Writing Studies Conference: "Creative Writing Studies in Trump’s USA"
GRIT & GRACE: Multicultural Women’s Mental Health Leadership Symposium is a 2-day innovative program to celebrate the grit and grace of women living with mental health conditions. Attendees will be inspired by the nation’s leading mental health advocates, educated by experts, and get trained to tell their personal stories in order to educate and empower women in their community to take charge of their mental health and wellbeing.
INSPIRATION: Get inspired by the personal stories of the nation’s leading mental health advocates.
EDUCATION: Learn from experts about the state of women’s mental health & dialogue how to transform systems of care.
EMPOWERMENT: Get trained to tell your personal story to educate and empower women in your community to take charge of their mental health & wellbeing.
The Leadership Symposium will be gender-responsive and tailored to address the unique mental health needs of women focusing on a multitude of factors affecting women and girls including social and cultural factors, race and ethnicity, class, gender, power dynamics, poverty, homelessness, violence, and trauma.
Resistance Con is a gathering of artists, writers, musicians, activists, and the general public for the purpose of celebrating diversity and learning how to effectively challenge the current climate of exclusivity.
June 3rd, 2017 10am-7pm
Durham Convention Center
Indy Week excerpt: "[Krista] Bremer, a convert to Islam who wrote a memoir about her marriage to a Libyan-born Muslim, will be in conversation with writer Melody Moezzi and activist/chef Vimala Rajendran on the panel Maintaining Strength and Pride Amidst the Rise of Anti-Immigrant and Anti-Islam Sentiment." -- "A Chance Encounter with Trump Supporters in D.C. Leads to Resistance Con, an Ambitious New Art and Activism Convention in Durham"
The Muslim Protagonist is an annual literary symposium of Muslim and minority writers, artists, and thinkers at Columbia University, hosted by the Columbia Muslim Students Association (MSA) and opened to participants of all backgrounds, ages, faiths, and cultures as a means of facilitating dialogue, networking, and inspirational as well as practical tools for pursuing “literature as an agent of social, intellectual, and spiritual change.” The event is not an event exclusively for Muslims, “minorities,” or Columbia students/faculty — everyone is welcome.
Film screening of PBS Documentary "Ride the Tiger," followed by discussion and Q&A. Exact time and location TBA.
The Festival of Legal Learning is a convenient, affordable and enjoyable way to satisfy all your MCLE requirements. Offering 120 sessions during an intensive two-day period, the Festival of Legal Learning is designed to build basics, sharpen skills, provide perspectives and highlight new developments in the field of law. The time-intensive format offers you 12 hours of CLE credit, including professional responsibility, substance abuse and mental health sessions, within a concise time frame. This diverse program also lets you customize your learning and choose the courses most beneficial to your needs. The quality of the courses you select is assured. Your instructors are recognized experts in their fields and will include professors from the Carolina Law as well as distinguished guest faculty.
Register here: http://www.law.unc.edu/cle/festival/program/default.aspx
This show is SOLD OUT!
This show will be hosted by The Monti’s Executive Director, Jeff Polish. The Monti is a non-profit organization whose mission is to create community through the telling of stories. Typically, there are five storytellers for every show, and tellers are invited in advance to tell stories. There are four requirements that all stories must follow:
- All stories are true.
- All stories are told without the use of notes.
- All stories adhere to the twelve-minute time limit.
- All stories must revolve around the theme, God.
Our final DBSA I to We Tour stop of 2016 will take place in Akron, OH. Day one will offer an expanded tour presentation to celebrate the significant contributions of individuals living with mental health conditions; promote dialogue and action towards changing public perception from danger and drain to potential and contribution; and connect individuals seeking wellness to DBSA chapter and community resources. Keynotes will focus on updates in new findings in depression and bipolar disorders and utilizing positive psychology to aid in wellness.
Day two will build on our commitment to action from the day before with DBSA’s Leadership Forum. Whether you are a leader or not our five special tracks are designed to help you enhance the unique way you provide support and advocate for change.
- DBSA Chapter Leaders and Support Group Participants
- Peer Specialists
- Grassroots Advocates
- Young Adults
Special keynote sessions will focus on the power of sharing your story and building resilience. DBSA’s Leadership Forum is the perfect opportunity to expand your skills while also connecting to your individualized peer network whether you are a leader or just looking to learn more.
The next DBSA I to We Tour stop will be held in Seattle, WA. All are welcome to attend this FREE community event that celebrates the significant contributions of individuals living with mental health conditions; promotes dialogue and action towards changing public perception from danger and drain to potential and contribution; and connects individuals seeking mental wellness to life-saving information, community resources, and networks of support.
Please join the Parr Center for Ethics for a discussion of the multiple causes and effects of anti-Muslim fear and hostility in the United States. Our panel will include Juliane Hammer, Charles Kurzman, Timothy Marr, and Melody Moezzi, with Joseph Kennedy moderating. Instead of giving separate talks, our panelists will have a wide-ranging discussion on the issue. We will then open the floor for audience participation as well. This event is free and open to the public.
The DBSA I to We Tour will make its first 2016 stop in Baltimore, MD. All are welcome to attend this FREE community event that celebrates the significant contributions of individuals living with mental health conditions; promotes dialogue and action towards changing public perception from danger and drain to potential and contribution; and connects individuals seeking mental wellness to life-saving information, community resources, and networks of support.
NAMI Wake County's mission is to provide support, advocacy, and education for people with mental illness, their friends and families.
The conference is about discussing disparities with health care especially concerning minority communities and reducing stigma for mental illness.
It is with immense excitement that the Iranian American Women Foundation announces our 10th Women’s Leadership Conference! The conference will be hosted on February 28th, 2016 at the Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter. Moreover, it will feature a diverse array of engaging speakers, empowering stories, and opportunities to connect with fellow members of the IAWF community.
The Festival of Legal Learning is a convenient, affordable and enjoyable way to satisfy all your MCLE requirements. Offering over 100+ courses during an intensive two-day period, the Festival of Legal Learning is designed to build basics, sharpen skills, provide perspectives and highlight new developments in the field of law. The time-intensive format offers you 12 hours of CLE credit, including professional responsibility, substance abuse and mental health sessions, within a concise time frame. This diverse program also lets you customize your learning and choose the courses most beneficial to your needs. The quality of the courses you select is assured. Your instructors are recognized experts in their fields and will include professors from the Carolina Law, UNC School of Social Work, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, UNC School of Government, as well as distinguished guest faculty.
The DBSA I to We Tour will make its final 2015 stop in New York City this fall in the heart of Manhattan at the New York City Public Library for the Performing Arts. All are welcome to attend this FREE community event that celebrates the significant contributions of individuals living with mental health conditions; promotes dialogue and action towards changing public perception from danger and drain to potential and contribution; and connects individuals seeking mental wellness to life-saving information, community resources, and networks of support.
The Vegas Valley Book Festival, now in its fifteenth year, is a celebration of the written, spoken, and illustrated word. The festival has networked together a community-wide consortium of cultural organizations and sponsors to offer “a one-stop shopping experience for literature” through a wide range of programs built around sharing resources, developing audiences, advancing the craft of writing, and sharing the joys of reading. This annual festival is the largest literary event in Nevada, drawing more than 10,000 attendees during the season. Since its founding in 2002, the festival has presented over 800 authors and speakers and has produced or sponsored over 500 events, sessions, readings, workshops, and book signings. The festival is free and open to the public.
Come join Melody Moezzi, author of Haldol and Hyacinths: A Bipolar Life, as she shares her experiences with bipolar disorder, the American Mental Health System and more. She will be speaking about thriving in the face of serious mental illness, reading a bit from her latest book and also taking questions.
On May 16, 2015, the DBSA I to We Tour launched with the first event in Colorado Springs, CO. With over 200 people in attendance, the event was a huge success. DBSA was so pleased to partner with DBSA Colorado Springs, AspenPointe, Cedar Springs Hospital, NAMI Colorado Springs, Peak View Behavioral Health, and Pikes Peak Suicide Prevention, for the Illness to Wellness Community Mental Health Fair, which provided over 50 exhibits of local community resources to the attendees. What a fantastic day of hope, education, and inspiration to kick off the DBSA I to We Tour. Read press release. Flyer here.
Iranian-American Muslim feminist writer, attorney and activist Melody Moezzi ’01 will deliver the Noah Langholz ’14 Memorial Lecture at 7 p.m. April 7 in Daniel Family Commons.
Moezzi, who earned a BA in philosophy, will speak about living with mental illness and the broader impact of stigma.
Moezzi will share her experiences living with bipolar disorder from her unique perspective as an Iranian-American Muslim feminist writer, attorney and activist thriving despite, and because of, a serious mental illness. Moezzi also will speak on seeking help and cultural barriers to care, among other issues. She will also sign copies of her memoir, Haldol and Hyacinths: A Bipolar Life (2014), which will be available for purchase after the talk.
Langholz’s family shared the following message:
Noah loved his many friends at Wes. He stopped seeking help with depression and anxiety as his condition worsened, and he took his life in 2013. This did not have to be. If you are in terrible pain, please tell someone. If your friend is in crisis, please don’t ignore their odd behavior – listen, intervene, and tell someone who can help. Know the signs. Cherish your lives; it gets better. Pass it on.
The event is sponsored by Active Minds, Muslim Life at Wesleyan, and Wesleyan Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS).
Update: Reflections on the talk, by Abigail Shneyder, Class of 2017
The seventh annual Muslim Mental Health Conference, the only event of its kind in the nation, will take place March 26-29 at the Dearborn Inn in Dearborn, Michigan. This year’s conference will focus on mental health issues across faith communities guided by the theme of "Trauma and Healing through Prayer." Topics will include human trafficking, domestic violence, preventing the tragedy of suicide and addressing trauma within a congregation.
Since 2010, the Iranian-American Women Foundation (IAWF) has set the stage to empower and inspire Iranian-American women of all ages and career paths through its nationally recognized annual Women’s Leadership Conferences. Thanks to the efforts of the community, the IAW Foundation has expanded its philanthropic efforts on a variety of programs to benefit the community it is serving. The newly added IAWF programs include Circle of Visionaries, Circle of Caring, Youth Leadership Conference, and Mentorship program. The goal is to provide a platform for IAWF members to expand on their professional and personal growth. We encourage potential members of IAWF and our local chapter’s community members to join us on this journey.
Aspire Health Partners is hosting its annual Mental Illness Awareness Luncheon on October 30, 2014. This year's guest speaker is award-winning author Melody Moezzi. Ms. Moezzi wrote "Haldol and Hyacinths: A Bipolar Life" and will be discussing her journey of living with Bipolar disorder, the stark differences of having a physical illness versus a mental illness and the healing power of hope, humor, love and acceptance. For more information about Ms. Moezzi you can visit: melodymoezzi.com.
Join us for a talk by Melody Moezzi, the speaker, attorney, activist, and award-winning author of Haldol and Hyacinths: A Bipolar Life. Refreshments will be served.
This lecture is part of the Centers for Global Advancement and International Awareness biennal lecture theme, on the topic of Global Health. It is co-sponsored by AMESALL, CMES, CAS, CAPS, and the Department of Psychology.
We are an affiliate of NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, and of NAMI New Jersey, serving the Mercer County area. We provide education and support for individuals and families affected by mental illness, and advocate for lives of quality and respect, without stigma or discrimination.
This time last year, we were moderating a community discussion about mental health as part of Princeton Reads "The Silver Linings Playbook." That series featured several programs with the Mercer County Chapter of the National Alliance On Mental Illness and culminated with an inspiring talk by author Matthew Quick. But our commitment to this important discussion didn't end when Q signed the final book and bid us farewell. On Friday, Oct. 10, we'll be hosting author Melody Moezzi in a 7 p.m. program co-sponsored with our friends from NAMI as part of Mental Illness Awareness Week.
Come join in a discussion with Melody Moezzi, author of Haldol and Hyacinths: A Bipolar Life, as she shares her experiences with bipolar disorder and the American mental health system, all from her unique perspective as an Iranian-American Muslim feminist writer and activist thriving both despite and because of a serious mental illness. She will read from her latest book, speak, and take questions. She will also sign books, which will be available for purchase.