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Tuesday, October 7, 2014 : 6:30pm
Board Room, Davidson Conference Center
University Park Campus
Reception to follow.
Admission is free. Reservations required. RSVP at the links below beginning Wednesday, September 10, at 9 a.m.
Inspired by the known healing power of laughter and humor, medical clowns bring magic, music, storytelling and other clowning skills to hospitals and medical centers.
The funny, touching documentary Doutores d’Alegria follows the day-to-day work of the extraordinary medical-clowning organization Doctors of Joy in Brazil, illuminating the transformation that occurs via the joyful presence of clowns in a medical setting. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion featuring Wellington Nogueira, founder of Doutores d’Alegria; Dr. Atay Citron, founder and director of the medical-clowning program at the University of Haifa, Israel; and Karen McCarty of the U.S.-based Big Apple Clown Care Unit.
A discussion panel will occur after the film. See the sites below for more information on panelists. Examine the tab named "Can Clowns Heal? A lecture by Dr. Atay Citron" on this guide for additional information written by Dr. Citron, and books, websites, and articles about medical clowning.