Calendar

September 2018

September 25

Announcing our partnership with NYU Langone & The OUT Foundation

Exhibition and Presentation; Positive Exposure Team

September 19

This lecture marks Rick’s 20th lecture to first year Medical Students at Weill Cornell College of Medicine.

September 8-12

Faroe Islands Community based Photography: In collaboration with MEGD.

MEGD, which is an umbrella organization with 24- member organization working with the importance of the rights of people with disabilities in The Faroe Islands. This is primarily done through the awareness and implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).

Initial request April 2018, an excerpt:

Could you come to the Faroe Islands?

My name is Tóra við Keldu. I am chairwoman of MEGD, which is an umbrella organization with 24- member organization working with the importance of the rights of people with disabilities in The Faroe Islands. This is primarily done through the awareness and implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).

YES, I come from The Faroe Islands and now you probably think: Where is that? The Faroe Islands is a self- governing archipelago, or rather 18 rocky, volcanic islands between Iceland and Norway in the North Atlantic Ocean.

So here is the reason why I write you this letter.

As chairwoman of MEGD I have, for the last three years, had different presentations where I have pointed out some of the same issues you address, namely how we see each other and how that influences your lives. The Faroe Islands is a small community and people know each other. This is in face a good think but at the same time we are, as other human beings, looking at each other with eyes “damaged”, so to say, by the media. Therefore, when I saw your pictures for the first time it gave a nice warmth to my heart.

I have often used the quote from the Little Prince: “And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.” – Antoine de Saint- Exupéry. This is how I see the challenge. The challenge is to change how people see. I believe it is possible – through hard work.

September 5 – 6, 2018

Gothenburg, Sweden

Ågrenska is a national competence centre and provides programs for children, teenagers and adults with disabilities, their families and professionals supporting the family.

Lecture and Photography: Rick

September 4, 2018

Karolinksa Center for Rare Diseases, Karolinska University Hospital

Stockholm, Sweden

Karolinska Institutet is one of the world’s foremost medical universities. Our vision is to make a significant contribution to the improvement of human health; our mission is to conduct research and education and to interact with the community.

As a university, KI is Sweden’s single largest centre of medical academic research and offers the country’s widest range of medical courses and programmes.

Since 1901 the Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet has selected the Nobel laureates in Physiology or Medicine.

Lecture and Photography: Rick