June is Brain Injury Awareness Month in Canada. Brain Injury Association Sudbury & District is proud to join over 20 Associations in Canada and United States in the Unmasking Brain Injury Initiative.
The mission of Unmasking Brain Injury is to:
- Promote awareness of the prevalence of brain injury
- Give survivors a voice and the means to educate others of what it’s like to live with a brain injury
- Show others that persons living with a disability due to their brain injury are like anyone else, deserving of dignity, respect, compassion and the opportunity to prove their value as citizens in their respective communities.
In May, we will be hosting a two-part workshop (lead by Beth Robbins) to help survivors reflect on their personal experience with brain injury. During the workshops, survivors will decorate a paper mache mask to represent their unique journey. No experience or artistic experience required, only an open mind.
Mask Making Session One: Friday, May 11th (10-2 pm)
Mask Making Session Two: Monday, May 14th (10-1 pm)
Where: BIASD, 2750 Bancroft Drive
Cost: Free for Survivors, lunch included
RSVP by April 20th, Space is limited
Call 705-670-0200 or email email@example.com
Creating the masks is only the first part of the initiative; Survivor masks and survivor stories will be Unveiled at our Unmasking Brain Injury event June 1st kicking off Brain Injury Awareness Month. We will be hosting a Brain Injury Awareness event that we will open to the public. Our goal will be to showcase our beautiful artwork while spreading awareness in the community. (More details to come)