Please visit https://2unstoppable.org/event/june-virtual-walk-n-talk/ to register.

In Partnership with 2Unstoppable and Life with Cancer

Virtual Walk-N-Talk

Amid Covid-19 and social distancing, our monthly Walk-n-Talks will look a little different for now.  We are excited to try a new format that will bring the 2Unstoppable community ~ 2Ugether!

Here’s how it works:

  • We will meet up over Zoom for introductions and to say hello!
  • For those who wish to walk-n-talk with a virtual buddy, we’ll exchange cell phone numbers or you can choose to walk solo.
  • Choose a place and set the pace that’s right for you and start walking.
  • After 45 minutes of walking, we will reconnect on Zoom for some social time!

For more information please contact michelle@2Unstoppable.org. To register, please email info@2unstoppable.org.

NOTE:  If you experience any difficulties signing on to Zoom, please email info@2Unstoppable.org. (please check your Spam folder just in case the Zoom email got delivered there instead of your inbox)

Click here for more information and to register. 


About 2Unstoppable

 2Unstoppable is a non-profit whose mission is to encourage and support exercise among women who have had a cancer diagnosis. Free online fitness buddy matching, oncology fitness resources, and community events at www.2unstoppable.org. Please visit https://2unstoppable.org/events/ for a list of upcoming events.

with Kiersten Gallagher

House Calls with Kiersten offers an opportunity for our program participants to check-in and chat bi-monthly with Kiersten on Zoom or by phone, whichever is your preference. All of our face-to-face interactions that we are accustomed to having at Smith Center – when you walk in the door, when we interact in the programs I facilitate, and the times that we connect after you’ve attended other classes and workshops – are very important to me. I would like to set this time aside, for you and I, to catch up and address any concerns, to be philosophical together, or to laugh together; it’s up to you!

Continue reading House Calls with Kiersten

This program is being offered virtually through Zoom. In order to participate and receive the Zoom link, you must register here or by emailing carla@smithcenter.org

with Kiersten Gallagher and Kunle Adewale

     

Join special guest facilitator Kunle Adewale for The Art of Putting Things in Shape, a creative and engagement-based art program.

The Art of Putting Things in Shape explores the concept of mindfulness, gratitude and developing coping mechanisms in times of distress, anxiety, panic, crisis and at odd times.

Being an Artist is not a requirement for participation.
WHAT IT ENTAILS
Exploring your environment through Seeing, touching, smelling, tasting and hearing
WHAT YOU NEED TO PARTICIPATE

Art Materials

Cards, paper, pens, Pencil or wax crayons , pastels , canvas, Coloured Markers , Water Colour, Acrylic Paints, Acrylic Pens and any other materials that is not listed here
Get Ready to CREATE

This series is held bi-monthly on Wednesdays from 10:30am – 12:30pm. 

Upcoming sessions:

  • July 8
  • July 22

Our programs are open to the community, and tailored to meet the needs of people affected by cancer. Classes and workshops are free or low cost on a pay-as-you-can basis, ensuring that our programs are accessible to everyone.

Suggested donation: $10 per class


About Kiersten Gallagher

As the Cancer Support Program Director, Kiersten fully believes that through the arts we can expand our perspectives and explore new fulfilling ways of being. She invites you to make our space your own refuge, to circumvent your daily routine to spark creativity, to take time for introspection, and draw outside the lines.

About Kunle Adewale

Kunle Adewale, is an artist and a development practitioner by profession. He is a graduate of Fine and Applied Arts (Painting and Art History), from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. To hone his skills in leadership, he studied Civic Leadership at Tulane University, New Orleans. His penchant for utilizing arts within the healthcare system spurred him into participating in related professional courses such as: Arts in Health for Helping Professionals in Charlotte; Arts in Medicine at the University of Florida, United States, and Arts in Health Research Intensive, organised by Center for Arts in Medicine, University of Florida in collaboration with University College London.

Kunle did not stop there. In his quest for more knowledge in the field of Arts in Medicine, he also bagged certificates in: Understanding Dementia and Arts, from University College London (UCL) and, Medicine and The Arts: Humanising Healthcare, from University of Capetown, South Africa. He was one of the selected Atlantic Fellows for Equity in Brain Health at the Global Brain Health Institute (GBHI), University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Currently, he is part of a 1-year training programme on Dementia. To reduce the scale and impact of dementia, the 1-year programme brings together a powerful mix of perspectives, approaches, and skill sets from varying backgrounds and disciplines, including neurologists, social scientists, artists, and policymakers.

This program is being offered virtually through Zoom. In order to participate and receive the Zoom link, you must register here or by emailing carla@smithcenter.org

Register for 4-session series here: https://smithcenter.org/programs-retreat/pop-up-book-club-6-9/

with Carla Stillwagon, Kiersten Gallagher & Erin Price

Welcome to “Pop-Up Book Club,” a community of book lovers diving in to current and relevant book material.

For our first sessions, we will read Radical Acts of Love: How we find hope at the end of life by Janie Brown, a dear friend of Smith Center. Please read below for an overview of her powerful work on hope and dying.

Pop-Up Book Club will meet bi-monthly on Tuesdays in June and July, from 12:00-1:00pm.

  • Part 1: June 9
  • Part 2: June 23
  • Part 3: July 7
  • Part 4: July 21

Radical Acts of Love: How we find hope at the end of life

In Radical Acts of Love, Janie Brown, oncology nurse of thirty years and counsellor of cancer patients with terminal diagnoses, recounts twenty conversations she has had with the dying; including those personally close to her. Each conversation uncovers a different perspective and experience of death, while at the same time exploring its universalities.

As well as offering an extremely sensitive and wise insight into our final moments, Brown offers practical ways to facilitate the shift from feeling helpless about death to feeling hopeful; from fear to acceptance; from feeling disconnected and alone, to becoming part of the wider, collective story of our mortality.

Get Radical Acts of Love: How we find hope at the end of life here: https://smile.amazon.com/Radical-Acts-Love-Find-Hope-ebook/dp/B07XFFK9XB/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=radical+acts+of+love&qid=1589894908&sr=8-1

And, choose “Smith Center for Healing and the Arts” as your nonprofit of choice when you shop through Amazon Smile!


About Carla Stillwagon

Carla serves as the Cancer Support Program & Retreat Coordinator at Smith Center. During her time at the center, Carla has been inspired to further develop her commitment to the arts and their invaluable role in healing and community. She is excited to share her favorite pastime, reading, in this group and hopes to hear all about your favorite things to read!

About Kiersten Gallagher

As the Cancer Support Program Director, Kiersten fully believes that through the arts we can expand our perspectives and explore new fulfilling ways of being. She invites you to make our space your own refuge, to circumvent your daily routine to spark creativity, to take time for introspection, and draw outside the lines.

About Erin Price, LICSW

Erin serves as Smith Center’s Director of Young Adult and Psychosocial Support Programs. She is trained in Integrative Patient Navigation, a Project LEAD graduate, and holds a Masters in Social Work. A seven-year breast cancer survivor, Erin is passionate about providing support and community to other cancer survivors, especially young adults. She works with Smith Center’s DC Young Adult Cancer Community and is also actively involved in the cancer community through Young Survival Coalition, Critical Mass, the Georgetown Breast Cancer Advocates, National Breast Cancer Coalition, and the DC Cancer Action Partnership.

This program is being offered virtually through Zoom. In order to participate and receive the Zoom link, you must register here or by emailing carla@smithcenter.org

with Carolina Mayorga

Day 2: The Fundamentals of Sculpture (June 22, 1:00-2:30pm)

Participants in this workshop will learn the fundamental concepts of sculpture and tridimensional art while experimenting with contemporary approaches inspired by artists Tony Cragg, Marcel Duchamp and others.

Materials: 
  • Cardboard boxes
  • Tin cans
  • Plastic bottles…
  • … etc. Just grab from your recycling bin,
  • And an assortment of items/ objects around your home: your favorite shoes, pan, etc.

Suggested Donation: $10

Visit www.joanhisaokagallery.com to view Aceptar: Una Exposición Colectiva


About Carolina Mayorga

Carolina Mayorga, Colombian-born and naturalized American citizen, has exhibited her work nationally and internationally for the last 20 years. Her work is part of national and international collections and has been reviewed in publications in North and South America and Europe. Mayorga’s artwork addresses issues of social and political content. Recent exhibitions in Washington, DC include her first museum show at the Art Museum of the Americas, a performance/interactive sculpture at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden among others.

The artist lives in Washington D.C. https://carolinamayorga.com/

This program is being offered virtually through Zoom. In order to participate and receive the Zoom link, you must register here or by emailing carla@smithcenter.org

with Carolina Mayorga

Day 1: The Fundamentals of Drawing (June 15, 1:00-2:30pm)
Participants in this workshop will have the opportunity to learn about 2 fundamental concepts of drawing and 2D media. Observation, one of the most important elements in drawing, will be stressed through different assignments that include a variety of techniques and materials.
Materials: 
  • Paper of any kind (paper bags, printed paper, etc.)
  • Any kind of pen, pencil, or marker
  • A few items from your kitchen or closet that you would like to draw

Suggested Donation: $10

Click here to learn more about Day 2: The Fundamentals of Sculpture (June 22, 1:00-2:30pm)

Visit www.joanhisaokagallery.com to view Aceptar: Una Exposición Colectiva


About Carolina Mayorga

Carolina Mayorga, Colombian-born and naturalized American citizen, has exhibited her work nationally and internationally for the last 20 years. Her work is part of national and international collections and has been reviewed in publications in North and South America and Europe. Mayorga’s artwork addresses issues of social and political content. Recent exhibitions in Washington, DC include her first museum show at the Art Museum of the Americas, a performance/interactive sculpture at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden among others.

The artist lives in Washington D.C. https://carolinamayorga.com/

This program is being offered virtually through Zoom. In order to participate and receive the Zoom link, you must register here or by emailing carla@smithcenter.org

with Carla Stillwagon, Kiersten Gallagher & Erin Price

Welcome to “Pop-Up Book Club,” a community of book lovers diving in to current and relevant book material.

For our first sessions, we will read Radical Acts of Love: How we find hope at the end of life by Janie Brown, a dear friend of Smith Center. Please read below for an overview of her powerful work on hope and dying.

Pop-Up Book Club will meet bi-monthly on Tuesdays in June and July, from 12:00-1:00pm.

  • Part 1: June 9
  • Part 2: June 23
  • Part 3: July 7
  • Part 4: July 21

Radical Acts of Love: How we find hope at the end of life

In Radical Acts of Love, Janie Brown, oncology nurse of thirty years and counsellor of cancer patients with terminal diagnoses, recounts twenty conversations she has had with the dying; including those personally close to her. Each conversation uncovers a different perspective and experience of death, while at the same time exploring its universalities.

As well as offering an extremely sensitive and wise insight into our final moments, Brown offers practical ways to facilitate the shift from feeling helpless about death to feeling hopeful; from fear to acceptance; from feeling disconnected and alone, to becoming part of the wider, collective story of our mortality.

Get Radical Acts of Love: How we find hope at the end of life here: https://smile.amazon.com/Radical-Acts-Love-Find-Hope-ebook/dp/B07XFFK9XB/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=radical+acts+of+love&qid=1589894908&sr=8-1

And, choose “Smith Center for Healing and the Arts” as your nonprofit of choice when you shop through Amazon Smile!


About Carla Stillwagon

Carla serves as the Cancer Support Program & Retreat Coordinator at Smith Center. During her time at the center, Carla has been inspired to further develop her commitment to the arts and their invaluable role in healing and community. She is excited to share her favorite pastime, reading, in this group and hopes to hear all about your favorite things to read!

About Kiersten Gallagher

As the Cancer Support Program Director, Kiersten fully believes that through the arts we can expand our perspectives and explore new fulfilling ways of being. She invites you to make our space your own refuge, to circumvent your daily routine to spark creativity, to take time for introspection, and draw outside the lines.

About Erin Price, LICSW

Erin serves as Smith Center’s Director of Young Adult and Psychosocial Support Programs. She is trained in Integrative Patient Navigation, a Project LEAD graduate, and holds a Masters in Social Work. A seven-year breast cancer survivor, Erin is passionate about providing support and community to other cancer survivors, especially young adults. She works with Smith Center’s DC Young Adult Cancer Community and is also actively involved in the cancer community through Young Survival Coalition, Critical Mass, the Georgetown Breast Cancer Advocates, National Breast Cancer Coalition, and the DC Cancer Action Partnership.

with Kiersten Gallagher

House Calls with Kiersten offers an opportunity for our program participants to check-in and chat bi-monthly with Kiersten on Zoom or by phone, whichever is your preference. All of our face-to-face interactions that we are accustomed to having at Smith Center – when you walk in the door, when we interact in the programs I facilitate, and the times that we connect after you’ve attended other classes and workshops – are very important to me. I would like to set this time aside, for you and I, to catch up and address any concerns, to be philosophical together, or to laugh together; it’s up to you!

Continue reading House Calls with Kiersten

This program is being offered virtually through Zoom. In order to participate and receive the Zoom link, you must register here or by emailing carla@smithcenter.org

with MaryAnn Jones

Make a cup of your favorite tea and join a safe space to share our fears and bring awareness to possibilities.
Listen, share, ask—whatever feels good to you. xoxo
“Sometimes the bravest and most important thing you can do is just show up.”
– Brene Brown

Thrive Tea Party will be offered weekly on Wednesdays through May 2020.

About MaryAnn Jones
MaryAnn is a Certified Functional Health Coach who helps clients change their habits and overcome obstacles to reaching their wellness potential. She is also a Smith Center trained Integrative Patient Navigator. You can find out more at thrivenaturally.com