9:30 – 10:55 am: Film
Join us for Orchestrating Change, a documentary shown on PBS about the Me2/ Orchestra, the world’s only orchestra created by and for people living with mental illness and those who support them. Me2/ inspires audiences with stirring music and open discussions about mental health and provides a supportive, stigma-free community for its musicians. Me2/ performed and shared moving testimonies with us in their memorable February 2020 concert, which began with the declaration that we were in a stigma-free zone. Rabbi Robinson will moderate a panel discussion following the movie.
“The real message of the film is capability, what people are able to accomplish when they work together, when they have inspiring leadership…an amazing story of perseverance and accomplishment.” –Dr. David Jones, Ackerman Prof. of the Culture of Medicine, Harvard University
Watch the movie with us Sunday morning via Zoom, stream it via PBS Passport, or view the film Friday, May 14-Sunday, May 16 at your convenience.
Access the film here
11:00 – noon: Discussion
Stay with us as Rabbi Robinson leads a discussion featuring Me2/ Music Director Ronald Braunstein, Executive Director Caroline Whiddon, and an orchestra member, along with Orchestrating Change Executive Producers and Directors Margie Friedman and Barbara Multer-Wellin. The film and discussion are sponsored by the B’Tselem Inclusion Committee.
Watch the promo video here
Register for the movie and the discussion here