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Thursday, June 24, 2021

Library
Time Items
All day
 
4pm
4:00pm to 7:00pm
ONLINE - Madison Writing Assistance

ONLINE - Madison Writing Assistance

*Offsite
Thursday, Jun 24, 4:00pm to 7:00pm

The Madison Writing Assistance (MWA) program offers free, one-to-one writing support for community members, traditionally at libraries and neighborhood centers throughout the city, and now online. 

For the health and safety of our community, all MWA writing support will be offered remotely through the fall. Options for remote writing assistance include:

  • conversation over the phone
  • face-to-face conversation via Google Meet
  • written feedback via email

To make an appointment, please visit MWA's Appointment Center or call 608-315-5151.

MWA services are made possible through generous donations from the Evjue Foundation, the UW Anonymous Fund, and Altrusa International of Madison, along with administrative and program support from the UW-Madison English Department, the UW-Madison Writing Center, and our library and neighborhood center partners.

https://sites.google.com/wisc.edu/mwa-appointment/home?authuser=2

*Offsite
 
6pm
6:00pm to 7:00pm
ONLINE--Take Pride in Your Care

ONLINE--Take Pride in Your Care

*Online
Thursday, Jun 24, 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Join Jacqueline Boyd, founder of The Care Plan to hear how members of LGBTQ+ community can create better health and aging experiences! We'll talk about the importance of chosen family, some challenges people who identify as LGBTQ+ can face when seeking healthcare, and share strategies for finding the right provider for your needs. Whether you are a caregiver or seeking care for yourself, you'll learn strategies for self-advocacy, planning for care, and tips for long term wellness.  Local resources such as the OutReach LGBTQ+ Community Center and the recently published LGBTQ+ Wellness Guide from Madison Public Library will be highlighted.

About the presenter: Jacqueline Boyd is a long time aging specialist and LGBTQI advocate. Jacqueline’s passion for health and aging started when she was a Certified Nursing Assistant in college. Working in nursing homes gave her a deep appreciation for the struggles many face throughout the aging process. The swift physical and cognitive changes, the lack of clear resources and advice left many families in the dark about how to best support their loved ones, and at times guilty for the choices they had made. It was here that seeds for The Care Plan were planted, in an empathy for the pain and uncertainty many clients and their families experienced.

This event is sponsored by New Chapters in Community Health, a partnership between Madison Public Library, Wisconsin Book Festival, and the All of Us Research Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. With an intentional focus on African American, Latinx, LGBTQ+ and Rural audiences, we will explore topics crucial to the health and wellbeing of many in Wisconsin who have felt like they don't have a voice. 

*Online