Berkley Symposium 2022

2022 Joan Berkley Bioethics Symposium

Heeding the Voices of the Unheard: Creative Responses to the Wishes of Elders

Free admission.

Complimentary parking.

Continental breakfast.

Confirmed with registration.

Symposium Description

JOIN US for an inspirational morning of robust dialogue exploring how an art exhibition capturing the wishes of elders can serve as a catalyst to changing lives.

SHARE INSIGHTS about intergenerational efforts toward becoming a better listener, deepening connections with elders and prompting transformational experiences.

ARTISTS Andy Newcom and Marn Jensen will share their profound creations resulting from simple acts of listening. This stunning exhibit serves as a backdrop for speakers and panelists whose insights will challenge us to think creatively about how we can and should respond to creative expressions.

PRESENTERS AND PANELISTS will address how meaning and intimacy is discoverable in the forgotten and discarded, how personal growth can come from stories of resilience, and how the most treasured and sacred moments of our lives can be reflected and revealed in the mundane.

• SuEllen Fried, Community Volunteer — The art of listening: What I’ve learned.
• Mary Carol Garrity, Community Volunteer — How Art of the Wish changed my life.
• Janet Baker, KC Shepherd’s Center — What does it mean to be “Of, by and for elders?”
• John Carney, Practical Bioethics — “How elders changed my life for good …at the Age of 12”
• Brian Carter, MD (invited), Children’s Mercy KC — Intimacy, story, and medical humanities

Audience participation required.

Discover resources and opportunities.

Come ready to listen, share and create.

Registration Required

Past Events

An exhibition celebrating the wishes of elders and protecting the interests of those whose voices have not been heard or heeded.

May 12, 2022
Leedy-Voulkos Art Center
2012 Baltimore

2021 Annual Event

Originally Aired on February 25, 2021

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