Community Dialogues

Please join us for Community Dialogues, a forum where WCRC clients, volunteers, staff, and community members come together to explore topics of common interest.

Community Dialogues vary in format, from panels of presenters to single presenters, from lecture to interactive.

Past Community Dialogue topics have included stress reduction, medical cannabis, younger women and cancer, exercise and cancer, a community remembrance ritual, and complementary therapies.

All Community Dialogues are free of charge!

Queer/Trans Open House and Cancer Panel (co-hosted with The Pacific Center)

Friday, July 13, 2018, 6 to 8 PM

Panelists will include:

  • Karoke Aficionada Dana Morrigan
  • Fabulous WCRC Volunteer and Wellness Instructor Terri Keith
  • Visual Artist and Fruit Lover Margo Rivera-Weiss
  • Local community partners will be sharing information about their offerings

Registration appreciated via WCRC’s Facebook page or the WCRC website.

Community Dialogue and Book Reading. A Matter of Seconds: Diagnosis is a Life-Changing Moment.

Friday, August 10, 2018, 6 to 8 PM.

**Light Dinner at 5:30 PM

Join author and clinical psychologist Carmen G. Ortiz who is the founder and Executive Director of the Círculo de Vida Cancer Support and Resource Center in San Francisco.

Carmen will be reading excerpts from her novel, A Matter of Seconds. The story is a fictionalized account of what happens to 37 year old Luna Rivera after she slips her hand under her shirt and then life as she knows it has completely changed.

Carmen G. Ortiz has received many awards for her contributions to the field of psycho-oncology support. As a research partner with the University of California San Francisco, she’s collaborated on several research studies, produced eight scientific publications, and trained a cadre of Latina cancer survivors in Southern and Northern California as peer support counselors.  Breast cancer entered Carmen’s life just four months after completing her doctorate in Clinical Psychology. She was 39 years old.

Everyone welcome. Registration required. 

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