CHAPTER NEWS & LOCAL EVENTS
Lowell Handler Project Updates
The first film Lowell Handler directed, Terefu and Her Children, has just been placed for digital distribution with WGBH in Boston. After winning film festivals world-wide including Best Documentary Short at the Paris Independent Film Festival and the Grand Budapest Film Festival, it will be seen by between one and two million viewers per year for a contract period of three years.
Oliver Sacks' new posthumous book Everything in its Place is in print, with a chapter called "Travels with Lowell." Lowell explains, "It is somewhat strange, however satisfying reading about oneself from thirty years ago. There were some good bittersweet laughs. It is one of the many gifts Oliver left me."
Here are excerpts from some of the reviews:
From the Lambda Literary Review
"Lowell Handler seems to hold an important key to understanding Sacks...."
"We get the backstory on his famous friendship with photojournalist Lowell Handler and their visit to La Crete, a small, mainly Mennonite village in northern Canada where Tourette syndrome is endemic."
The New York Review of Books has just published an article Lowell wrote, with my photographs, about a night in the red light district of Amsterdam with Oliver. Here it is:
In April 2020, Lowell will appear on-camera with his photographs speaking about Oliver's life and legacy in Ric Burns new PBS doc. Ric, who is Ken Burns' brother, and his editor have selected a significant collection of his images for the film. It will air on the "American Masters Series," and overseas television. The broadcast date will be posted once determined.
TAA NYC Support Group
The Grace Church School
High School Campus
46 Cooper Square
6:30pm to 7:45pm
Upcoming 2019-2020 Dates:
Tuesday, September 17th
Tuesday, October 8th
Tuesday, November 12th
Tuesday, December 10th
Tuesday, January 14th
Tuesday, February 11th
Tuesday, March 10th
Tuesday, April 14th
Tuesday, May 12th
Tuesday, June 9th
Please check in with the front desk upon arriving and they will direct you.
Alan Brown, a Mindfulness Coach, will curate each session. If you have trouble finding the location, please call Alan at 646.494.5128.
Our Monthly Meetup is for Touretters, as well as their friends and supporters! If you're going to make plans with your friends, bring them to our meetup and join in the fun.... no drinking necessary.
New York Beer Company
321 W 44th St
3rd Wednesday of each month
Upcoming 2019 Dates:
Meetups are currently on pause. Stay tuned for dates in the new year!
TAA NYC Monthly Meetup
TAA NYC Annual Mentoring Brunch
The annual Mentoring Brunch in November, our largest family event of the year, will be held on Saturday, November 16th, 2019! Check out the details on our homepage.
You will hear from fabulous speakers with Tourette who share their stories
and enjoy a great breakfast!
National Awareness 5K Run/Walk
This annual run/walk is held in May at Flushing Meadows Corona Park to support Tourette Syndrome, Tic Disorder Awareness and the TS community. Every year the Tourette Association of America hosts this event to help make a difference in the lives of those living with Tourette Syndrome and we want you to be a part of it.
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