- Category: Health and Wellness
- Published on Monday, 11 March 2013 15:41
- Written by Office of University Relations
Two-day conference "Compassion and Creativity in the Community" April 12 and 13, 2013
On Friday and Saturday, April 12 and 13, Western Connecticut State University will hold a two-day symposium "Compassion and Creativity in the Community." The event will focus on how community leaders and organizations, including those in education and business, can develop an understanding of people's need for compassion and kindness in today's busy world.
The conference will be open to the public and will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both days at the Portuguese Cultural Center, 65 Sandpit Road in Danbury.
Members of the press are encouraged to register with our office prior to April 1, 2013. This registration will ensure privileged access into the event and media kit information. If you have any special requirements, including Internet access, you may let us know at time of registration.
WCSU will make available still photographs and video of events. More information about those services will be posted on the university website.
U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal will be the keynote speaker on April 12. Dr. Bernie Siegel — physician, speaker and author of many books on holistic healing — will be the keynote speaker on April 13.
Since one of the catalysts for such a community discussion is the tragic school shooting that took place in Sandy Hook, Newtown, on Dec. 14, the conference will also discuss the role of community in healing in the wake of tragedy.
Keynote speakers will address the conference, followed by panel discussions comprised of national and local leaders. The conference will culminate with an interactive panel discussion with the community audience.
For more information, contact the Office of University Relations at (203) 837-8486.