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Unrest: At the age of 28, Jennifer Brea experienced a mysterious fever, leaving her confined to her bed in the midst of pursuing a Ph.D. from Harvard and planning a wedding with her beloved fiancé. In seeking restoration of health, Jennifer was met with disbelief from medical professionals and consistent concern for her mental well-being. Unsatisfied with giving up on the vision she help for her life, Jennifer took to the internet and discovered many others experiencing similar undiagnosed medical conditions.
Please join the Keystone Institute for a viewing of “Unrest” as we watch how, from her bed, Jennifer connects with others around the globe, conducting interviews and curating intimate portraits which celebrate the unique identities of four people for whom the stigma of the sick role has become life defining. Vicki Shaw and Elisa Parmer will facilitate reflective discussion about Jennifer’s personal journey to overcome the role of “patient” and experience the good things of life that valued roles have to offer.
*Prior attendance at a full multi-day Introduction to SRV Theory Course is required.
Documenting Difference: An SRV Study Group Series: This SRV study group series will explore some of the films produced over the past ten years documenting the life experiences of a wide array of people facing societal devaluation. This year’s documentary selection will focus on real life stories from children and adults experiencing mental health conditions and those living with physical and intellectual impairment. Each study group will incorporate facilitated discussion guided by members of the KHS SRV Leadership Group. Together we will reflect on the life experiences of those being depicted, what relevant SRV themes can be identified, and how what we learn can impact the service each of us provides through our diverse roles within the organization.
June 24, 2021
10:00 am – 12:30 pm