Berkley Symposium 2022

2022 Joan Berkley Bioethics Symposium

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

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Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Epsten Gallery at Village Shalom

Continental Breakfast 8:30-9:00 AM CT

Symposium 9:00 AM – Noon

Free admission.

Complimentary parking.

Continental breakfast.

Symposium Description

You are invited to join us for an inspirational morning exploring how listening to stories and creating art depicting the wishes of elders can open new pathways to connection, reconciliation and peace.

Artists Andy Newcom and Marn Jensen will describe Art of the Wish, an exhibit based on listening to older adults talk about their lives that resulted in more than 70 intimate stories, unique works of art and relationships that will last a lifetime. Andy and Marn will be joined by a panel of experts in providing services and support to older adults.

View works from Art of the Wish in the Epsten Gallery at Village Shalom, 5500 W. 123rd Street, Overland Park, Kansas, before and after the Symposium.

Audience participation required.

Discover resources and opportunities.

Come ready to listen, share and create.

Learn Art of the Wish Introduction

The Artists

What would you wish for the world? Can you imagine what your grandmother or grandfather might wish?

That’s the question two Kansas City artists, Andy Newcom and Marn Jensen, asked older adults across the country. The works of art that they created from those conversations will be discussed.

The idea to create an exhibit based on wishes grew out of Newcom and Jensen’s very personal experiences in caring for elderly parents. They spent time with a wide-ranging group of wishers, including an anthropologist, social worker, educator, librarian, musician, inventor, artist, clergy, homemakers, doctors, administrators, nurses, attorneys and military, representing diverse ethnicities, socioeconomic levels, genders, sexual orientations, religions and geography.

Symposium Speakers

SuEllen Fried

Prevention activist, writer and educator

Janet Baker

Executive Director, KC Shepherd’s Center

John G. Carney, MEd

President and CEO, Center for Practical Bioethics

Tarris Rosell, PhD

Rosemary Flanigan Chair
Center for Practical Bioethics

Registration Required

Photographs will be taken at this event and will include symposium leaders and attendees. These photos will be used in print and electronic media to illustrate the work of the Center. Your registration indicates your understanding and acceptance.

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