Past Convenings

Curiosity > Ideas > Action


Do we truly believe that all people deserve access to mental health care? 

This fundamental and purposely provocative question will kick off the 2024 Summit and set the stage for further inquiry, including: 

March 1, 2024, from 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm ET


Please join us on March 1, 2024, from 12:00 pm to 1:15 pm for a virtual convening to explore what we know about 988.

The goal of the panel is to address cutting-edge research and data about 988 in order to decriminalize mental illness and inform the continued efforts to build a robust and human-centered crisis care continuum across the nation. 

Sozosei Summit Solution Labs — a new series of virtual events — enables us to dig deeper into topics that accelerate the decriminalization of mental illness. 


June 28, 2023

The Foundation welcomed more than 250 participants to discuss the role of the built environment in decriminalizing mental illness. We were honored to host speakers S. Rebecca Neusteter, PhD, Executive Director of the University of Chicago Health Lab; Katya Fels Smyth, Founder and CEO of Full Frame Initiative; and Clyde Valentin, Co-Artistic Director of One Nation/One Project, in conversation with Melissa M. Beck, Esq., Executive Director of the Sozosei Foundation.