AWI Sanctuary Space presents: EnvironMental Health: Coping with Climate Despair
An ongoing Continued Connections program that creates virtual spaces for students to connect at the intersection of art and mental health.
For this Sanctuary Space, join us as we explore the intersection of climate change and the effect it can have on our mental health. Together, through short film clips and open discussion, we will create a brave space for our feelings on this huge topic, and share actionable steps on what we can do. We will be joined by AWI’s very own Workshop Manager, Alex Reynolds, who is an environmentalist and mental health advocate.
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About Alex Reynolds:
Alex (they/them) is a Midwest USA native. They grew up studying theatre and completed the High School Repertory program at the Theatre of Western Springs. They attended Columbia College Chicago as a film directing student, but graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Television. Alex worked for 8 years in several capacities with non-profit New Millennium Theatre Company. There, they produced live theatre for non-traditional audiences and participants.
As someone who used theatre and television as recreational therapy as much as an escape, Alex has always appreciated the ability of art and media to express emotion and speak to the heart. They are thrilled to be in the Workshop Manager position at Art With Impact to help young people engage in conversations about what makes us human, how to nurture their best self, and what keeps us all connected.