Share the Wealth with Savannah Sisk: Universal Design & Health Literacy
by Mark Chmiel
I know you all have had that moment where you wake up in the middle of the night and think, “I wonder what occupational therapy and universal design and health literacy and healthcare reform all have in common.” Or at least, “I wonder what all those things are.” Or maybe, “Why is it that figuring out how to get around a hospital and understanding what the doctor is saying and decoding how to take my medicine is just as stressful as being sick?”
Join me in reflecting on what it means to design healthcare environments that are actually healing and empowering. And if you have a horror story about a confusing or stressful experience with the healthcare system, bring it!
I’m originally from Michigan (and Pennsylvania and Tennessee), but am now a grad student at Washington University’s Program in Occupational Therapy. I am really passionate about disability rights, so I love what I am studying! When I’m not in school, which is to say, when I’m not breathing, I’m usually doing things for my church, Pilgrim Congregational UCC, like helping to plan a conference we’re having in the fall about multiracial families, or I’m catching fireflies because I’m just that good at it.
Sunday 20 July
Potluck begins at 6:00 pm
Savannah begins sharing at 6:45
At Savannah’s apartment
4407 Forest Park Avenue
Apt. E (3rd floor)
St. Louis, MO 63108
Parking on Newstead and Foret Park Ave.