Unmasking Brain Injury: See the Masks
Sponsored by TASS Brain Injury Rehabilitation Center
The mission of Unmasking Brain Injury is to promote awareness of the prevalence of brain injury; to give survivors a voice and the means to educate others of what it’s like to live with a brain injury; to show others that persons living with a disability due to their brain injury are like anyone else, deserving of dignity, respect, compassion and the opportunity to prove their value as citizens in their respective communities.
Masks displayed within the Unmasking Brain Injury traveling art display include written descriptions from their individual artists or caregivers. In Louisiana, this program is being sponsored by TASS Brain Injury Rehabilitation Center located in Ponchatoula, LA.
You can learn about the fantastic masks and the artists that created them from the State of Louisiana.
According to a 2013 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study, approximately 153 deaths are recorded daily throughout the United States involving TBIs. During 2013 alone, TBIs claimed the lives of over 50,000 individuals nationally, contributing nearly 30 percent to all injury-related deaths. Often referred to as a “silent epidemic,” TBIs have unsuspectingly swept the nation, while their traumatic effects have gone largely unnoticed by many Americans.
This traveling exhibition is a strong learning experience for everyone, students, parents and everyone in-between. Request the art display for your organization.
For information, contact Kimberly Hill, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also, check out the article about the traveling art display that arrived at St. Paul’s School on Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017. St. Paul's School is located in Covington, LA and this article is from their newsletter, The Paper Wolf.