Wednesday, 12 March 2014

From Solitary to Solidarity

As you know, concerns around mental health are prominent on campus and within the Faculty.
The UW Drama program will present From Solitary to Solidarity, a show about the life and death of Ashley Smith, in the second part of March.  You may have heard of Ashley Smith, a young woman who died at Grand Valley Institution for Women in 2007. The inquest on the circumstances surrounding her incarceration and eventual death recently declared her death a homicide.
In connection with the performance, which will run on March 19, 20, and 22, the department is hosting a forum on mental health issues.  Details are available at forum is open to anyone who would like to attend. Students have taken a lead role in organizing this forum, and we are hoping it will be a productive place to discuss challenges and responses related to mental health issues.  

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