Creative Connections

March 2023 Speaker Event:  Healing Through The Arts

What are we talking about?

Healing Through The Arts: COVID-19 and the systemic issue of racial inequality have brought mental health into the open and forefront of long-term issues facing society. Trauma is especially apparent in children of all ages, racial, cultural, gender, and socioeconomic backgrounds and shows to have negative implications on future generations. At this event, child development and education specialists discuss these twin pandemics, how they impact children, and how the arts help them deal with these dual traumas.

Specialists leading the conversation:

Tacy Trowbridge is a lifelong educator, drives thought leadership and advocacy for Adobe’s Global Education Team, and is the host of The Creative Educator Podcast.
Carol Mellberg ​is the Director of the CHAC/arts Program.
Amy Shohet ​is a LCSW, Clinical Director and Supervisor at One Life Counseling.
Lauren Toomer, MFA is a visual artist and the Director of Visual Arts for Stanford’s School of Medicine Medicine and the Muse Program.
Chelsea Stewart ​is an Art in Action alum & artist.

Event sponsors: Thank you!

The San Mateo County Office of Arts and Culture
Willow and Jay Bechtel

Frequently asked questions

CZI Parking:
The Community Space does not offer parking. The CZI building is conveniently located four blocks from the Redwood City Caltrain station and across the street from the Jefferson Parking Garage. Bicycle parking is not offered onsite. Learn more about parking in Downtown Redwood City here.
Parking Validation:
No parking validation is available.
CZI Mask Policy: As of March 1, 2023
Please bring a vaccination card or negative COVID test results (24 hours in advance) to present at the front door for entrance to the CZI location.
CZI Enhanced Security Measures:
Guests are encouraged to pre-register to attend this event. CZI is able to accomodate limited walk-in guests in the Community Space. Event hosts will receive information on how to register guests. Upon arrival, guests must check-in and are required to wear a badge. Guests should be prepared to show proof of vaccination.