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VISUAL CONVERSATIONS: COMMUNITY RESILIENCE OVER VIOLENCE, PRESENTED BY EVMS ARTS FOR OPTIMAL HEALTH¬

VISUAL CONVERSATIONS: COMMUNITY RESILIENCE OVER VIOLENCE, PRESENTED BY EVMS ARTS FOR OPTIMAL HEALTH

Thursdays, February 15–March 14
5:30–8:00 PM

VIRGINIA MOCA

This workshop series provides violence prevention and resilience education through expressive arts workshops. This series is open to anyone interested in prevention and resilience and those directly or indirectly impacted by community violence and mass shootings from any locality.

Each session will include 30-minute presentations on topics related to gun violence, trauma informed care, mentoring youth, and fostering resilience. Following each presentation, participants will reflect through art making and discussion facilitated by an art therapist. Topics will be presented by EVMS Master of Public Health faculty and EVMS Art Therapy and Counseling faculty.

Ages 14 and up are welcome. Minors will need signed parental/guardian permission forms to participate.

EVMS Arts for Optimal Health is hosted by the Graduate Art Therapy and Counseling Program in the EVMS School of Health Professions. The new program’s mission is to bring art therapy and arts engagement services to the community for wellness, healing, and growth, supported through partnerships for education, research, and patient care.

Thursdays, 5:30–8:00 PM

February 15
February 22
February 29
March 14