Interactivity. Engagement. Participation. Empowerment. These are all things we value in a SMWNYC event. And this is embodied in a special interactive exhibit taking place on Monday, February 13th from 2-8 pm at Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness. But you should bring a coat with you to participate.
The Walking Gallery: An Exhibit
Regina Holliday is a patient rights art advocate, who paints series of murals depicting the need for clarity and transparency in medical records. Regina will be screening her film, “73 Cents” at 1 p.m. and will remain on site from 2-8pm for the Walking Gallery Exhibit, where she will to listen to and paint people’s patient stories on coats, which they can then wear to tell their story to the world.
What should I bring? A business jacket or Doctors Lab Coat. Best fabrics are poly blends, linen, cotton or wool (NOTE: No denim, leather or pleather garments please). Also you might want to bring a jacket a size larger than you usually wear, as the painting will may stiffen the material and make it harder to close the buttons.
When can I tell my story? Email your patient story to Regina along with pictures of yourself and the people involved in your story. If you do not want to send photos, Regina can use her imagination to create an image. You can also visit her at the Walking Gallery at Social Media Week’s Health & Wellness Hub from 2-8pm on Monday, February 13th to tell her your story.
How will I receive my painted garment back? She will finish a handful of garments at the event and can ship the remainder of work to participants following the conference. Donations of $10-$15 to offset the cost of shipping and paint are appreciated (but not expected) and can be left in the pocket of the jacket for along with an address or business card. You are joining a movement, and this is a sacred oath to walk the walk and spread the word.
Who is Regina Holliday? Regina Holliday is a DC-based patient rights arts advocate, who was inspired by her husband Frederick Allen Holliday II and his struggle to get appropriate care during 11 weeks of continuous hospitalization at 5 facilities. After his death in 2009, she began painting a mural entitled “73 Cents”, which has been adapted to a film that will be screened at Social Media Week. “73 Cents” is an 11- minute documentary that tells the story of one woman’s grief with her husband’s death; her ability to turn tragedy into change; and her transformation into an influential advocate for patient rights. Learn more about Regina.
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