Join us for a night of music, discussion and community-building at a special Music & Lecture Series!
We are excited to announce a special installment of our Music & Lecture Series, hosted by Calling All Crows co-founders Chadwick Stokes and Sybil Gallagher, in celebration of our Annual Benefit Weekend! Tickets are $40 with proceeds benefiting Calling All Crows. BYOB, snacks will be provided. The event will begin at 7:00 pm and the address of the location will be emailed to ticket buyers the week of the event.
Speaker: Dr. Lin Piwowarczyk, co-founder, Boston Center for Refugee Health and Human Rights
The Boston Center for Refugee Health and Human Rights provides holistic health care coordinated with social services and legal aid for asylum seekers, refugees, survivors of torture, and their families. We also train professionals to serve this population, conduct research to understand and implement best-practices, and promote health and human rights, locally and globally, to improve the quality of life for survivors of torture and their communities.
Dr. Piwowarczyk is a psychiatrist at Boston Medical Center, board certified in Psychiatry and Internal Medicine. She first began working with refugees in 1993, as a Fellow in International Psychiatry at the Indochinese Psychiatry Clinic. Dr. Piwowarczyk also completed an internship at the Geneva headquarters of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. She specializes in the mental health evaluation and treatment of refugees and torture survivors, and is currently the principal investigator for a grant funded by the Office of Refugee Resettlement, addressing, in part, the holistic treatment of survivors of torture.
Since 2002, Dr. Piwowarczyk has served on the Executive Committee of the National Consortium of Torture Treatment Programs and was elected NCTTP President in 2011. In 2009, she was awarded the Sarah Haley Memorial Award for Clinical Excellence from the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. In 2005, she was awarded the Local Legends Award from the National Library of Medicine that honors female physicians and with BCRHHR colleagues, the Kenneth B. Schwartz Compassionate Caregiver Award Honorable Mention in 2007. A Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, she has presented on the topic of torture, locally, nationally, and internationally and has published several articles in various medical journals.
Music: Chadwick Stokes
Chad Stokes (Dispatch, State Radio) will release his new solo album, The Horse Comanche, on February 3, 2015 (it is now available for pre-order with two songs available for immediate download). Here he offers a taste of what is to come with "Our Lives Our Time," while "Cease Fire" is a brand new song written in response to the recent events in Ferguson, Missouri. A founding member of the Elias Fund, the Dispatch Foundation, and Calling All Crows, Chad was honored as Humanitarian of the Year by the Boston Music Awards in 2008. He was the He remains a committed activist and is passionate about inspiring the live music community to invest their time and energy toward public service and humanitarian causes, especially the empowerment of women around the world. In his spare time, Chad can be found playing pond hockey and hopping trains with his dog Lefty.
About the series and Annual Benefit Weekend
Calling All Crows' Music & Lecture Series is an ongoing opportunity to bring together music fans and community members to become educated on causes related to women's rights, enjoy live music and leave inspired and empowered to become more involved in the cause. These events are held monthly, house party style, throughout the greater Boston area, with different speakers and musicians sharing their expertise and talents. CAC got its start five years ago at the first Annual Benefit Weekend show at the Brattle Theatre in Cambridge raising funds to launch the non-profit as a non-profit organization focusing on women's rights. The Annual Benefit Weekend events have become an event to look forward to every year as a celebration of music, service, activism and community, thank those who have invested in and support Calling All Crows, and meet new friends that want to know more about our work.
If you are interested in becoming involved in the Music & Lecture Series as an event host, guest speaker or guest musician, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.