We know that improving health in our communities requires collaborative work with partners outside of our organizations, disciplines, silos, sectors, and comfort zones. Cross-sector work is key to preventing chronic disease, addressing social determinants of health, improving health equity, and receiving the greatest value from our health dollars. We also know that cross-sector collaboration can be difficult. But we believe Texas is up to the challenge. At this year’s Healthier Texas Summit, we will hear stories and enter into conversations not only about our collaboration successes, but also about where it gets hard, and how challenges can be resolved, so we can more fully unite for a Healthier Texas.
Mother’s Day is fast approaching! If you are looking for a way to celebrate, the 6th Annual Listen To Your Mother is an event showcasing live original readings all about…. motherhood, moms, and mothering! Whether you go alone, with another mom, a group of moms, or your own mother, it’s a great way to celebrate the complexities and beauty of motherhood on Mother’s Day weekend.
This nationwide series of shows happens in 41 cities, from Portland and San Francisco across to New York and Boston, and many cities in between. I’ve laughed and cried at these events for the past several years, and I always walk away more reflective of my own role as a mother after listening to so many stories. I’m looking forward to hearing from two male cast members this year!
The 2016 year’s cast includes readings from:
Co-producers Kristin Shaw and Leigh Ann Torres will also read.
What: Listen To Your Mother Austin
When: Saturday, May 7, 2016
Time: 7-10 pm (doors open at 6 pm)
Cash bar reception following show.
Where: AT&T Executive Education & Conference Center, 1900 University Avenue, Austin
Cost: $19.98 general admission. Purchase tickets in advance here.
A portion of the show’s proceeds will benefit SafePlace, an organization that is dedicated to empowering victims of family violence, sexual assault, and other violent crimes through support and advocacy.