Positive Exposure Events

Featured Events

November 28

IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Black background. POSITIVE EXPOSURE logo in upper left corner. Wording reads POSITIVE EXPOSURE Connects, November 28, Facebook LIVE. A Conversation with Kieran O’Brien Kern: Diversability Project Manager, Writer, Speaker

Saturday 11:00 am EST

2 circular images with Kieran and her 2 daughters, diversability Logo joins the Images.

Image 1 Kieran in purple and white print top and daughters are in maroon tops

Image 2: Kieran in dark grey and  purple printed top and daughters wearing pink solid and printed sweaters.

November 21

Join us on #FacebookLIVE tomorrow (Saturday, 21 November) at 11:00 AM EST for a conversation with our great friend

Aine Lawlor who lives in Dublin, Ireland. We’ll be talking about #22q and celebrating #22qAwareness Month.
Image Descriptions: 1) A girl with brown hair and eyes is looking into the camera and smiling. She is wearing a blue shirt. 2) Logo for 22q Awareness Month in gray, white and red. 3) Positive Exposure Connects image with black background and white wording which reads Celebrating 22q Awareness Month, A conversation with Aine Lawlor, Dublin, Ireland, 11:00 AM EST.

November 17

Virtual presentation to Neurogene

Neurogene is accelerating development of new genetic medicines to people with neurological diseases and their families.

November 14

We can’t wait for our next POSITIVE EXPOSURE Connects which will take place this Saturday, November 14 at 10:00 AM EST on #FacebookLIVE! Don’t miss this incredibly cool project and display of art!!!!! 10:00 am EST
IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Black background. POSITIVE EXPOSURE logo in upper left corner. Wording reads POSITIVE EXPOSURE Connects, November 14, Facebook LIVE. The Bigger Plans Project, 10:00 AM EST, Starring Zazel. Image of black women at the bottom smiling and looking up.

November 4

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine: 3 Day Student Elective

DAY 3

October 7, 2020

October 21, 2020

November 4, 2020

Department of Medical Humanities

POSITIVE EXPOSURE Elective:

Positive Exposure (PE) and its film program, FRAME (Faces Redefining the Art of Medical Education) weaves critical medical information, with personal and lived experiences, for healthcare professionals in training, clinicians, families and communities. Each film, 8-12 minutes in length, provides a greater understanding of the most commonly seen diagnoses by demonstrating hallmark characteristics of a particular condition, while modeling an attitude of respect for the humanity of the patients.  

 This elective will provide students with the opportunity to participate in the creation of a Positive Exposure FRAME (Faces Redefining the Art of Medical Education) film. In Phase 1, Students will explore partnerships with specialists and advocacy organizations, the research process, prompt development and interview techniques. In Phase 2, students will participate in a virtual forum that will enable students to ask questions of specialists and an advocacy group, as well as interview individuals and families living with a particular genetic condition. In Phase 3, students will examine transcripts and a rough film edit of virtual interviews, and discuss the pertinent details to be included in the final film.

November 2

Joan H. Marks Graduate Program in Human Genetics: Positive Exposure Lecture

10:30am

October 31

POSITIVE EXPOSURE Connects:

This will be an amazing and lively conversation with our friends from

A Children’s House for the Soul, Inc.
on #FacebookLIVE this Saturday, October 31 at 11:OO AM EST. A Children’s House for the Soul works with kids and their families that have skin diseases or birthmarks and by providing social, emotional and spiritual support.
Can’t wait to “see” everyone on Saturday!!!!!
IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Square photo with black background. POSITIVE EXPOSURE in the upper left corner. Wording reads POSITIVE EXPOSURE Connects, October 31. A Children’s House for the Soul, 11:OO AM EST. Three square images are at the bottom — from left to right: A young African American boy wearing an orange shirt, logo for A Children’s House for the Soul, a young girl is smiling and looking into the camera. She is wearing a blue tank top.

 

 

October 29

PDF: Oct-29-2020-Grand-Rounds-Rick-Guidotti

University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine

DEPARTMENT OF PEDIATRICS

GRAND ROUNDS Thursday, Oct 29th, 2020 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Rick Guidotti

Presents

Seeing Beyond Diagnosis

Rick Guidotti, an award winning photographer, has spent the past twenty years collaborating internationally with non profit organizations, hospitals, medical schools, educational institutions, advocacy groups and communities to promote a more inclusive and compassionate world where ALL differences are understood and celebrated. Guidotti’s work has been published in newspapers, magazines, and journals as diverse as Elle, GQ, People, the American Journal of Medical Genetics, The Lancet, Spirituality and Health, the Washington Post, New York Times, Atlantic Monthly and LIFE Magazine. Rick is the founder and director of POSTIVE EXPOSURE, an innovative arts, advocacy, and education organization which utilizes the visual arts to celebrate human diversity, inclusive of ethnicity, religion, age, ability, learning style, gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation. POSTIVE EXPOSURE has significantly

impacted the field of human rights, mental health, medicine, and education by providing new opportunities to see each individual as a human being and valued member of our society.

Objectives

  • Describe the social and psychological experiences of people of all ages and ethno cultural heritages living with genetic, physical, behavioral and cognitive conditions.
  • Discuss ways to best meet the needs of children and families with, or at risk for a genetic disorder.
  • Explore opportunities to see each individual living with a genetic difference first and foremost as a human being with his/her own special needs, rather than as a specific diagnosis/disease entity.

October 28

Lecture to Osteopathic Medicine (DO) program.

About Touro California: Touro California is a graduate institution under the Touro Colleges and Universities System. Our campus is located in Vallejo, California on Mare Island, which is historically the site of the first Navy installation on the West Coast. Our school offers professional programs in the fields of Health Sciences, Public Health, and Education. The many graduate programs include Osteopathic Medicine, Pharmacy, Physician’s Assistant, and Nursing. 

October 26

Virtual Lecture at the Museum Of Tolerance Professional Development for California Educators

Masterclass: Empowering Students Living with Disabilities in the Classroom

Self Acceptance = Self Esteem = Self Advocacy

6pm ET / 3pm PT –

October 21

DAY 2

October 7, 2020

October 21, 2020

November 4, 2020

Department of Medical Humanities

POSITIVE EXPOSURE Elective:

Positive Exposure (PE) and its film program, FRAME (Faces Redefining the Art of Medical Education) weaves critical medical information, with personal and lived experiences, for healthcare professionals in training, clinicians, families and communities. Each film, 8-12 minutes in length, provides a greater understanding of the most commonly seen diagnoses by demonstrating hallmark characteristics of a particular condition, while modeling an attitude of respect for the humanity of the patients.  

 This elective will provide students with the opportunity to participate in the creation of a Positive Exposure FRAME (Faces Redefining the Art of Medical Education) film. In Phase 1, Students will explore partnerships with specialists and advocacy organizations, the research process, prompt development and interview techniques. In Phase 2, students will participate in a virtual forum that will enable students to ask questions of specialists and an advocacy group, as well as interview individuals and families living with a particular genetic condition. In Phase 3, students will examine transcripts and a rough film edit of virtual interviews, and discuss the pertinent details to be included in the final film.

October 22

POSITIVE EXPOSURE Connects
You won’t want to miss our conversation tomorrow (Thursday, October 22) at 2:00 PM EST on #FacebookLIVE with our great friend Marco Santini! We’ll also have an exciting reveal of the amazing gift he has created for our community that is beyond beautiful!!! Can’t wait to “see” everyone tomorrow!
IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Square image with a black background. White and yellow lettering. POSITIVE EXPOSURE logo in upper left corner. Wording reads: POSITIVE EXPOSURE Connects, October 22, Love Displayed Through Art, Marco Santini, 2:00 PM EST. Image on lower right of a man who has dark hair and is looking into the camera. He is sitting on scaffolding next to a painted wall.
Award-winning NYC-based artist, fashion designer, photographer and inventor who draws inspiration from inclusion, positivity and language.

October 20

Penn State College of Medicine

1st Year Medical Student Lecture

October 17

Virtual Hand Sewing Workshop: FREE

Saturday, October 17, 2020

Time: 12-1pm EST

Venue: Online via Zoom

No. of Participants 10-15

REGISTER HERE

Have you ever wanted to explore hand stitching and felt nervous picking up that needle? Did you ever wonder if you could explore stitching in a non-traditional way? This is an introductory workshop on hand sewing in which we will just learn one or two stitches and explore the endless possibilities they can offer.  Working with needles and threads can seem hard or out of reach but together we can make it easy and within reach.

Join me for this workshop to explore non-traditional ways of exploring stitching to create something interesting or simply engage with your hands and connect with our beautiful and rich community.

Supplies you will need:

Supplies You Will Need Click Here for Word Doc

Supplies you will need Click Here for PDF

About Sugandha Gupta

Textile Artist/ Maker/ Designer/ Disability Advocate/ Educator

W: https://sugandhainhere.wixsite.com/website

I: https://www.instagram.com/sugandha.in.here/

Image Description: Portrait of young woman with pale skin and light blond/white hair with nose ring and red lipstick, smiling into the camera. She is wrapped in light beige and almost white textiles around her neck and shoulders.

October 15

IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Black Background with white font. POSITIVE EXPOSURE logo is in the upper left corner. POSITIVE EXPOSURE Connects, October 15. Facebook Live with Rick Guidotti. A Conversation with Wheelchair Traveling. 2:00 PM EST. Three square images below. Each image shows a girl in a wheelchair smiling in different outdoor or city locations. 

October 13

Corporate Presentation:

Enterprise Diversity & Inclusion

 

October 7

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine: 3 Day Student Elective

October 7, 2020

October 21, 2020

November 4, 2020

Department of Medical Humanities

POSITIVE EXPOSURE Elective:

Positive Exposure (PE) and its film program, FRAME (Faces Redefining the Art of Medical Education) weaves critical medical information, with personal and lived experiences, for healthcare professionals in training, clinicians, families and communities. Each film, 8-12 minutes in length, provides a greater understanding of the most commonly seen diagnoses by demonstrating hallmark characteristics of a particular condition, while modeling an attitude of respect for the humanity of the patients.  

 This elective will provide students with the opportunity to participate in the creation of a Positive Exposure FRAME (Faces Redefining the Art of Medical Education) film. In Phase 1, Students will explore partnerships with specialists and advocacy organizations, the research process, prompt development and interview techniques. In Phase 2, students will participate in a virtual forum that will enable students to ask questions of specialists and an advocacy group, as well as interview individuals and families living with a particular genetic condition. In Phase 3, students will examine transcripts and a rough film edit of virtual interviews, and discuss the pertinent details to be included in the final film.

September 29

Cornell University: Cameradery Photography Club Lecture: Cameradery

POSITIVE EXPOSURE 2020 GALA September 24 @ 7PM EST

FOR TICKETS AND INFORMATION CLICK HERE!!

SAVE THE DATE!
September 24TH, 2O2O, at 7:OO PM EST

POSITIVE EXPOSURE’s Virtual Gala will take place on September 24, 2O2O, at 7PM EST. We are so excited! Make your plans now to join us and a lot of our great friends from around the globe!

We’ll be honoring Judith Heumann with the POSITIVE EXPOSURE “Spirit of Change” Award, and there will be some other incredible surprises! It will be an AMAZING evening!!!!!

Be sure we have your email so you can receive invites and reminders! To send us your information, click on the LINK: positiveexposure.org/connect-with-us/

Special thanks to our sponsors — Netflix, Travelers Insurance, Third Eye Motion Picture Company, Vacant Light and Betsy Myers – Myers Leadership

#PositiveExposure #BetterTogether #ChangeHowYouSee#SeeHowYouChange #VirtualGala #SaveTheDave #CripCamp

IMAGE: Black background with white and gold lettering. Five pictures of our friends looking in the camera and smiling with the words Change How You See written on each picture. Wording: Save the Date. Virtual Gala. 7PM EST September 24th, 2O2O. Gala Chair – Beth Edwards Harris, Honoree – Judith Heumann, international disability rights activist, author of BEING HEUMANN, featured in Netflix film CRIP CAMP. We need your email – To receive an invite and participate in our event, we need your email. Click to connect with us. For registration, sponsorship, or other information, please contact Lisa Johnson, Director of Development at Positive Exposure, 914.420.6283, lisa@positiveexposure.org. Sponsored by Netflix, Travelers Insurance, Third Eye Motion Picture Company, Vacant Light, Myers Leadership. Positive Exposure 2O2O Gala.

 

 

September 19

The Doctor’s Role in Improving Healthcare for Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities:

A Virtual Conference for Saskatchewan Physicians

Saturday, Sept. 19th, 2020, 10:00 AM – 12:15 PM

Virtual Presentation: Panel

Saskatchewan Family Medicine Conference

The panelists will be introduced in the following order:

  1. Rick Guidotti
  2. Priya Chandan
  3. Matt Holder
  4. Ian Casson
  5. Michael Lavis

Panelists Bios

September 10

Virtual Lecture.

Physician Assistant Program Presbyterian College.

POSITIVE EXPOSURE Connects August 26

We are BEYOND excited to have a conversation with internationally-renowned artist, David Marchi, tomorrow on #FacebookLIVE at 2:00 PM EST!!!!!

David’s passion for painting was the direct result of a broken back from a boating accident in 2015.

Prior to this, David never painted.

In 2019, he was diagnosed by Dr. Darold Treffert with Acquired Savant Syndrome. This is where dormant savant skills emerge after a spinal or brain injury or disease in previously non-disabled persons.

Today, David’s life is his painting.

He is currently studying under Larry Poons and Peter Bonner at the Art Students League in New York City and

has traveled to Hamburg, Berlin, Paris, Sao Paulo and London to paint with other artists.

His work is collected world-wide and is currently being critiqued by Pulitzer prize and New York Magazine art critic, Jerry Saltz.

Through his art, he supports Positive Exposure, The Human Rights Campaign, and Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation.

IMAGE: Black background with with lettering. POSITIVE EXPOSURE logo reading “Change How You See, See How You Change” in upper left corner. POSITIVE EXPOSURE Conencts, August 26, Facebook LIVE with Rick Guidotti, #BetterTogether in upper right corner. Wednesday – A Conversation with David Marchi an Internationally-renowned Artist, Acquired Savant Syndrome, Post-traumatic Growth, Mental Health Advocate, 2:00 PM EST. Three square images are at the bottom (from left to right) An abstract painting in greens and blues. A man standing in from of a painting wearing a baseball cap and white shirt. His arms are folded, and he is looking into the camera and smiling. An abstract painting with reds, greens, yellow and blues.

#PositiveExposure #ChangeHowYouSee #SeeHowYouChange #MentalHealth #SavantSyndrome #BornThisWay #LadyGaga #NYTimes #NYAchitectualDigest #Art