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Call for Entries: Touched by Fire

Touched by Fire is an annual juried exhibition that celebrates the work of artists with mood disorders such as depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder. The exhibition will be held Thursday, November 15, 2012, at Cooper’s Fine Art Gallery in Toronto, Ontario.

Once again, SAIC has been invited to be a part of this exhibition. This year 10 SAIC students, faculty, and staff will have the opportunity to show their work at this one-evening event that draws more than 700 viewers.

Key information
Deadline: Friday, October 19, 2012, 4:00 p.m.
Notification of acceptance: Friday, October 26, 2012
Exhibition: Thursday, November 15, 2012

The competition is open to SAIC students, faculty, and staff affected by a mood disorder.

Click here for more details about submitting your work to Touched by Fire.


UIC’s Asian American Studies Program proudly presents: CAN-A documentary film by Pearl J. Park

His name is Can Truong, but mental illness is only part of his story.

Coming from a culture where only 12% of those with mental illness are willing to mention it to a friend or relative, Can is now one of the few Asian Americans willing to talk about the other battle ---the battle against the stigma and silencing shame with which many Asian Americans view mental illness, including Can’s own parents and friends.  As part of his healing journey and recovery of dignity, Can shares his story in a film nominated for the 2012 Voice Awards.

Please join the filmmaker and producer Pearl J. Park at both screenings and a panel of speakers on September 25 and 26 to discuss the film and the ways we can address mental health issues. Length of film: 1:05:23

Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Time:  5:00pm to 7:00pm. Film shown: from 5:15 to 6:25pm. 
Discussion follows with filmmaker Pearl J. Park.
Location: Jane Addams Hull-House Museum UIC, 800 South Halsted Street,
Chicago, IL 60607

Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Time:  12:00pm to 2:00pm. Film shown: from 12:15pm to 1:25pm.
Discussion follows with filmmaker Pearl J. Park and panel of speakers.
Location: Room 109 SPH Auditorium, UIC School of Public Health, 1603
W. Taylor Street, Chicago, IL 60612-4394

For the September 26 screening, Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are
available for those who have the following licenses: LSW, LCSW, LPC,
and LCPC

For full program details and registration, please go to
http://www.uic.edu/las/asam/ and go to the link

For disability-related accommodations, please contact the Disability
Resource Center (DRC) two weeks in advance at drc@uic.edu or

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