St. Luke's Unmasks Brain Injury in Minnesota
WHEN: Tuesday, September 17
WHERE: St. Luke’s Hospital Main Lobby, 915 E. 1st Street, Duluth
TIME: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
WHAT: St. Luke’s Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit is teaming up with the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance to host an “Unmasking Brain Injury in Minnesota” mask-making event. Few people understand the personal impact brain injury can have. Its effects are often subtle and difficult to express. In March of 2016, the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance began the Unmasking Brain Injury in Minnesota project – a statewide, community-based art project that enlisted the participation of more than 1,000 people living with the effects of brain injury. Unmasking allows those affected by brain injury to design masks that communicate their unique perspectives and altered outlooks. It gives survivors and caregivers a voice to illuminate their life with a brain injury – to show others that people living with a disability due to brain injury are deserving of respect, compassion and the same opportunities afforded all citizens in their respective communities.