Performance, education, and collaborative research for health, justice, and community-building.

It Is In You projects—led by Marie A. Garlock, PhD—activate more equitable access to health, justice, and community-building, through live performances, interactive education, and collaborative research.

Healthcare Storytelling Workshop for cohort in continuing clinical education program

Healthcare Storytelling Workshop for cohort in continuing clinical education program

Vision

It Is In You events, courses, and research partnerships connect people to their own bodies and stories, exactly as they are now--a vital act for those of us who face advanced illness, social inequities, or cycles of violence.

It Is In You initiatives hope to enliven our curiosity about creativity itself--most of all, in unlikely places, around taboo issues, and led by persons who live daily with health challenges. Creativity in our stories and bodies can awaken our integrity as political and playful—lighting up individuals' strengths, manifest in spirited collectivity.

Press conference on environmental health rights before regulatory hearing, created and led with affected community members

Press conference on environmental health rights before regulatory hearing, created and led with affected community members

Methods

Institutions, organizations, and initiatives benefit from strengthened community engagement and inter-professional learning through It Is In You programming. Site-specific content improves communication, inspires participants, and enhances actionable knowledge on health and equity issues.

• Research-Based and Performance Keynotes

• Interactive, Skills-Based Communication Workshops

  • healthcare storytelling

  • health rights and community-building

  • inter-professional communication

  • mediation and conflict transformation for groups

  • intergenerational and multi-racial history-making

  • inclusive education on tailored themes

• Community-led Initiatives Consulting

  • Design and documentation

  • Messaging, and public mobilization

Cultural Difference Curriculum

Cultural Difference Curriculum

Workshop for statewide certification and clinical education participants

Workshop for statewide certification and clinical education participants

Audiences

Keynote productions are created for audiences of 50-500. Interactive workshops and curricula are tailored for 15-150 participants. Clients include:

• Hospital Systems and Healthcare Providers

• Professional Certification and Continuing Education Trainings

• Universities — Undergraduate, Graduate, Faculty and Staff, Study Abroad

• Multi-year Public Arts and Science Grants

• Institutional Initiatives for Participatory Research

• Leadership and Team Retreats, Mediation and Interactive Education — Foundations, Businesses, Nonprofits, Civil Society Organizations

Performance production on advanced cancer care

Performance production on advanced cancer care