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Monday, May 22 • 10:45am - 12:15pm
Cry It Out: When You Literally Can't Even With Suffering
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In today’s media landscape, there is a tremendous amount of literature that could help you deal with the bad things that happen in our lives. Crying it out is a popular concept, seen in everything from memes to movies. In this session, we’re going to spend some time dissecting some of the sadder things out in media in recent years. We’ll think about how it’ll help us be better co-staff, better counselors, and better people. Who better than Baymax (Big Hero 6), Hazel Grace and Augustus (The Fault in Our Stars), Mia Hall (If I Stay), and “Teens React To…” to help us grapple with the culture of “grief porn” that is so prevalent in young adult literature and movies today?

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Sara Beth Berman

Sara Beth Berman has been working as a Jewish Educator since a few weeks after her bat mitzvah. Sara Beth, who is proud to have two first names, spent her summers working at URJ Camp Coleman, Camp Interlaken JCC, Camp Ramah Darom, and with USY on Wheels. Sara Beth enjoys teaching both in the water and in the shade, and she has a strong affinity for flip chart markers. At camp, she spends her time collaborating with staff members to concoct magical programs for the whole kehillah/community, making people laugh, facilitating the professional development of staff members, keeping her Hebrew skills... Read More →

Monday May 22, 2017 10:45am - 12:15pm