Past Convenings

April 14, 2023

The Foundation convened over 60 funders to preview a sizzle reel of a new documentary, COMMITTED. Emmy and Peabody Award-winning filmmakers Ken Rosenberg, MD, and Peter Miller then engaged in conversation with Melissa M. Beck, Esq., Executive Director of the Sozosei Foundation. Set in Akron, Ohio, the film centers on Judges Elinor Marsh Stormer and Alison Breaux, who preside over civil courts working to ensure people with mental illness have access to care in the community. Learn more about the film here.  

December 5 – 7, 2022

Centered on themes of (Re)Imagining, (Re)Considering, and (Re)Framing, the Summit asked: what is essential to decriminalize mental illness while exploring how to increase access to mental health care in communities throughout the United States. 

July 25 – 27, 2022

The Sozosei Foundation convened a group of artists and leaders from the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors to consider the role of the arts at the Sozosei Foundation. The Arts Convening was diverse by design.