Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance
May 15, 2019

In this issue:

Unmasking Brain Injury in Minnesota - At The Basilica
The Alliance's Unmasking Brain Injury in Minnesota project, in association with The Basilica Disability Awareness Ministry, is enjoying a monthlong exhibit at The Basilica of Saint Mary through June 9. Upcoming events associated with this exhibit include an afternoon reception and a showing of the "Unmasking" documentary.

RECEPTION: Sunday, May 19 at 1:30 p.m.

Join us for an informal Sunday afternoon reception at the Basilica. Meet several of the artists and staff behind the Unmasking project. Four mask-makers will be on hand to talk about their experiences with the Unmasking Brain Injury in Minnesota project. Light refreshments will be provided.

UNMASKING FILM: Tuesday, June 4 at 6:30 p.m. (Doors open at 6 p.m.)

See Jed Schlegelmilch's award-winning film Unmasking and enjoy a question and answer session with the filmmaker and representative from the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance.

The Basilica of Saint Mary
Lower Level, John XXIII Gallery & Teresa of Calcutta Hall
Hennepin at North Sixteenth Street
Minneapolis, MN 55406
For more information, visit UnmaskingMN.org

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2019 Strides for Stroke
Strides for Stroke will take place THIS Saturday, May 18 in Duluth, Saint Cloud and the Twin Cities. On-site registration begins at 9 a.m. and the walk begins at 10 a.m. Online registration is closed, but you still have time to donate and particiapte. Join us at the Strides for Stroke location near you! This year two new faces will be emceeing our Strides for Stroke Walk both in the Twin Cities and Duluth: Cody Matz from Twin Cities FOX 9 and Kelly Hinseth from CBS 3 in Duluth.

Make sure you donate today!

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Caregiver Advocacy and Resource Education
The Minnesota Stroke Association in collaboration with the State of Minnesota Department of Human Services Live Well at Home Grant will present education sessions about caregiving through the Caregiver Advocacy and Resource Education (CARE) Program. The program will also include 30 minutes of social time for caregivers to connect and benefit from the experience, skills, and wisdom of other caregivers.

Join us at the Basilica of St Mary in Minneapolis on June 8 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Additional 2019 dates are as follows:
May 21 - New to Medicare (Minnesota Board on Aging)
June 18 - Stroke and Brain Damage (Minnesota Stroke Association)

Click here for more information on the Caregiver Advocacy and Resource Education series or call our Education and Community Outreach Department at 763-553-0088.

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May is Stroke Awareness Month
May is Stroke Awareness Month and there are many opportunities for you to get involved in your stroke community through the Minnesota Stroke Association:

Volunteer with us, either in the office or at events. Our volunteers are the backbone of our organization and volunteering has been shown to ease stress levels! No matter what your abilities or skill set, we have opportunities for you.

Share your story with our Speakers Bureau. If you have a knack for public speaking and you'd like to share your stroke story with places around Minnesota, let us know! The Speakers Bureau provides speaking engagements for people touched by stroke. It's a great way to raise stroke awareness and reach out.

Get involved with our Citizens Advocacy program. We have dedicated public policy department and our most important advocacy strategy is Citizen Advocates turning their personal story into an effective political message. Whether a Brain Injury or Stroke survivor, loved one, or professional, we need your voice to be heard and your story to be shared.

If your organization is interested in doing a Stroke Awareness Month activity or having a representative from the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance/Minnesota Stroke Association talk to your organization about what we do, we would love to hear from you! For more information or to explore more ideas for spreading awareness about stroke and brain injury, contact Katrina Meyer (Twin Cities Metro Area) or Michelle Bunge (Statewide).

These are just a few of the ways you can get involved this Stroke Awareness Month.

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Consumer Family Conference
Join the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance for our Spring 2019 Consumer and Family Conference on Saturday, June 1 from 1 to 4 p.m.

This half-day conference is an opportunity for individuals with brain injury, family members and loved ones to participate in workshops and sessions that focus on innovations in the world of brain injury care, therapy and rehabilitation.

There is no cost to attend this conference. To register, please call 612-378-2742 or 1-800-669-6442. Any requests for reasonable accommodations must be received by May 20.

Click here for more information on the Consumer and Family Conference.

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Minnesota Statewide Stroke Conference - Request for Presenters
The 2019 Minnesota Statewide Stroke Conference will take place on Thursday, November 14 at the Earle Brown Heritage Center in Brooklyn Park. We invite you to submit a proposal or proposals for breakout sessions. Proposals are due by June 28, 2019.

Click here to fill out your Request for Presenters today!

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Lunch and Learn Seminars
Are you ready to have lunch and learn AND get your CEUs? The Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance is offering Lunch and Learn Seminars at our offices in Roseville and are targeted for Social Workers and Social Service Professionals.

Sessions will take place on:
June 19 - Somali Community and their Perspective on Brain Injury
July 17 - Disability Hub Minnesota Your Best Life, Your Way
August 21 - Using Neuropsychological Testing Results As A Tool In Building Effective Supports
September 18 - De-escalation and Navigating Behavioral Symptoms
October 16 - Health Care Directives, Hospice and Palliative Care
November 20 - Behaviors vs. Symptoms

Click here for complete information on our 2019 Lunch and Learn Seminars.

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Brain Injury Educational Classes
The Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance offers a variety of educational classes - including our monthly Brain Injury Basics class - for families, individuals and professionals in the Twin Cities. Our educators can also train your staff on-site at your facility with our Traveling Workshops.

Brain Injury Basics:
Caregiving: May 23
Introduction to Brain Injury: June 27

Registration is required for all classes. Brain Injury Basics takes place in the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance offices in Roseville from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Cost is $25 for professionals; a $5 donation is appreciated from consumers.

Click here for more information on our Education opportunities or call our Education and Community Outreach Department at 612-378-2742 or 800-669-6442.

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Classified Ad Opportunities
We are pleased to provide an online opportunity for organizations to broadcast their message about job openings, services and more through affordable, convenient advertising. This bi-weekly electronic publication is sent to more than 8,000 professionals, paraprofessionals and persons with brain injury and their families.

The cost to run a classified ad of up to 250 words is $20 for one edition or $30 for two editions. Ads must be submitted in electronic form to receive this rate. Ads submitted in hard copy will be charged an additional $15 administrative fee. To learn more about this affordable, convenient advertising opportunity, please e-mail Phil at philg@braininjurymn.org or call 612-378-2742 or 800-669-6442. Advertising is posted at the end of the publication under the heading "Classified Ads."

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