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Losing Yourself: A Discussion with Michelle Molina

By: Michelle Molina, Associate Professor, Religious Studies/History/Gender Studies, Northwestern University Thursday, January 12, 2023 | 7:00pm Despite our contemporary discourse about mental health that emphasizes “bounded” selves, we have to ask, are the boundaries of “self” firm for anyone? The past provides a playground of images, texts, and ideas with which we can begin to

An Evening with Melissa Villaseñor

In hybrid format, join us for a lively conversation with Melissa Villaseñor about the relationship between comedy and mental health. Monday, November 7, 2022 | 7:00pm Melissa Villaseñor is a stand-up comedian, actress, and impressionist who broke barriers by becoming the first-ever Latina cast member of Saturday Night Live. Melissa has voiced characters for Toy

THE YEAR BETWEEN a film by Alex Heller 

Co-sponsored by EPICS and The Block Museum of Art Screening and Q&A: THE YEAR BETWEEN follows college sophomore Clemence Miller, who is diagnosed with bipolar disorder and forced to return home to her sleepy Illinois suburb after suffering a mental breakdown. Thursday, October 27, 2022 | 7:00pm Run Time: 94 minutes Alex Heller’s upcoming work includes

An Evening with Andrew Solomon

Andrew Solomon is a writer of remarkable talent and intellect. His books and essays explore the subjects of politics, culture and psychology with extraordinary humanity. Thursday, October 13, 2022 | 7:00pm Andrew Solomon’s memoir, The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression, won the National Book Award, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and was

Asian Hate, Identity, and Trauma in a Pandemic

Co-sponsored by the Northwestern University Asian American Studies Program and Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)  Asian American short films curated by Huu T. Ly with respondents: Ji-Yeon Yuh, Director, Northwestern University Asian American Studies Program, and Dr. Qianhui Zhang, Clinical Psychologist, Northwestern University Counseling & Psychological Services  Thursday, May 26, 2022 | 7:00 p.m. Through

FIRE THE HIRE: Fanning the Flames

In partnership with the MFA Writing for the Screen and Stage program. By Eliza Bent, directed by Susan E. Bowen Thursday, May 19, 2022 | 7:00 p.m. In 2014 Eliza Bent did a one-night performance, Fire the Hire, in which she dressed as her Boss doing stand-up about what a bad employee and bride-to-be she

Looking at Listening: Films on Women and Experimental Music

Screening and panel discussion featuring filmmaker Sophia Feuer and the short documentary, Space Lady, created with Sundance Collab   Friday, May 6, 2022 | 7:00 p.m. The Block Museum of Art Looking at Listening is a program of short documentary films organized around the themes of electronic music, archival retrieval, and audiovisual experimentation. These four films

Entertaining Health: The Power of TV Storytelling

With Kate Folb Thursday, April 28, 2022 | 7:00 p.m. In this presentation Kate Folb, Director of Hollywood, Health & Society (HH&S), will share how the organization works with the entertainment industry to ensure accuracy in depictions of health, safety and security. Clips of popular shows with which HH&S has consulted will be shown and

Good Night, Oscar at The Goodman

With private post-show Q&A with playwright Doug Wright Thursday, April 7, 2022 | 7:00pm The Goodman Theatre Anything can happen on live TV. And one night, it did. Emmy Award-winning actor and producer Sean Hayes (Will & Grace) stars as the irrepressible Oscar Levant. It’s 1958, and Jack Paar hosts the hottest late-night talk-show on television.

Night’s End (2022) with filmmaker Jennifer Reeder

Co-sponsored by Pritzker Pucker Studio Lab for the Promotion of Mental Health via Cinematic Arts and the MFA in Writing for Screen + Stage Thursday, March 31, 2023 | 7:00pm Block Museum of Art In Night’s End, an anxious shut-in unwittingly moves into a haunted apartment and hires a mysterious stranger to perform an exorcism