Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Council Fire Room of Davies Center
Pain, Hope, Questions and Community:
An Evening with To Write Love on Her Arms
Jamie Tworkowski founded To Write Love on Her Arms, a nonprofit group that helps those who suffer from depression, addiction, self-injury and suicidal tendencies find hope, support and love. TWLOHA began in 2006, as a simple attempt to tell the story of a friend in need of treatment, and soon became an Internet phenomenon and global movement. To fund his friend’s treatment, Tworkowski posted a blog on Myspace and began selling t-shirts. Supported by bands including Switchfoot, Anberlin and Paramore, the message of TWLOHA became widely recognized in the music world and was spread from venue to venue all over the world. TWLOHA now has the largest online audience of any nonprofit on Myspace and Facebook.
Sharing The Forum stage with musician Noah Gundersen, Tworkowski will lead a conversation about issues that millions live with but few talk about. Telling stories and talking about the importance of honesty and community in a way that is dynamic, conversational, raw and ultimately hopeful, Tworkowski shares his message: “You are not alone and this is not the end of your story.”
$8 General Public
$6 UW System Faculty/Staff • Age 62 & Over
$4 UW System Student • Age 17 & Under
Student tickets are half price until the day of the event
This event will be signed for the deaf and hard of hearing. Assistive listening devices and large-print programs are also available upon request.
Funded by the students of UW-Eau Claire, The Forum is funded in part by Visit Eau Claire ... The Unexpected Wisconsin. Wisconsin Public Radio, WHYS Radio and Community Television have contributed generous promotional support.