12 Thursday / March 12, 2020

Wake Up! with United Way: “Creating a More Brain Injury-Friendly Community”

07:45 am to 09:00 am
The Mill, 642 N Madison St, Bloomington, IN 47404
https://www.monroeunitedway.org/WakeUp

Join United Way for a monthly breakfast speaker series to explore issues which impact our community, friends, and neighbors.

On Thursday, March 12, the topic, “Creating a More Brain Injury-Friendly Community” will be explored. Brain injury is more common than people realize and is one of the most “invisible” disabilities in our communities. Brain injury can include traumatic brain injuries, stroke, injury due to loss of oxygen, infections, and a variety of other events. It can cause an array of cognitive, emotional, and physical challenges that can derail careers, stress individuals and their families, and without appropriate supports and treatment, can lead to a host of other issues. Join guest speakers Jean Capler, Local Support Network Leader for the Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana Resource Facilitation Program; Rebecca Eberle, clinical professor with IU Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences; and three individuals living with a brain injury to discuss how we can create a more brain injury-friendly community. Learn about brain injury, what it’s like living with one, what helps, and how our community can better support our neighbors and friends who have experienced a brain injury.

Alongside friends, neighbors, nonprofits and community partners, learn more about issues that directly or indirectly affect everyone in our area. Attendees will have the opportunity to deepen their awareness about someone else’s reality while learning about the challenges, innovations, collaborations and resources available through area nonprofits, and how to get more involved in making a difference. Guest are invited to come with questions for the speakers or just listen and learn.

Wake Up! with United Way is hosted by United Way of Monroe County and presenting partners Indiana University’s Political and Civic Engagement program and the Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce.

The $10 ticket cost includes breakfast and coffee catered by Bloomington Bagel Company. All remaining proceeds benefit United Way of Monroe County.

The Mill is located at 642 N Madison just across the street from Upland Brewing. There is metered on-street parking along nearby streets, free parking on-street west of Rogers, and a parking garage at 220 N Morton Street. Please note that the lots marked “Solution Tree,” while close to The Mill, are reserved for their employees only. Also note that street parking along Maker’s Way and Madison Street in front of the Mill is by permit only. There is bike parking on the West and South sides of the building and the #2 Bus travels along Morton street.

Please enter through the lower entrance, near the southwest corner of the building.

An accessible parking spot is available at the north end of Madison Street.

Benefits / Civic Affairs / Speakers

12 Thursday / March 12, 2020

Art Therapy Open Studio

01:00 pm to 04:00 pm
Eskenazi Museum of Art at Indiana University
https://events.iu.edu/artmuseum/view/event/event_id/104628

Join our art therapist for self-directed art-making!
This group will serve as a safe space in which members of the IU and greater Bloomington community can utilize art as a method for self-expression, personal growth, and stress relief. All skill levels are welcome. No art experience necessary.

Education / Health

12 Thursday / March 12, 2020

Juniper Art Gallery Book Club

04:00 pm to 05:00 pm
Juniper Art Gallery, 46 E Market St, Spencer, IN 47460
http://www.juniperartgallery.com

Juniper Art Gallery Book Club
2nd Thursday, March 12, 4:00 – 5:00 pm

Spring is the perfect time to join the Juniper Art Gallery Book Club! It’s Fun! It’s FREE, and this month, it’s “Show & Tell!”

The “Show & Tell” meeting is a great way to get to know and join this lively group of book and art lovers! Simply choose a book about a photographer you love and then come prepared to briefly share what inspires or speaks to you about the artwork of your own chosen artist!

The Juniper Art Gallery Book Club meets the second Thursday monthly in the Juniper Art Gallery Community Room, 46 E Market St, Spencer, IN 47460 (south side of Spencer’s historic courthouse square).

Our readings focus on art, artists, art history and all things CREATIVE! Come have fun, get inspired, and learn more about our creative nature!

Education / Spoken Word

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