The Sozosei Foundation is pleased to invite you to the
Second Annual Sozosei Summit to Decriminalize Mental Illness.
December 13-15, 2021
The Sozosei Summit is a global event that brings together experts, thought-leaders, people with lived experience, medical professionals, lawyers, judges, advocates, artists, and funders to collaborate, create, and explore pathways to decriminalize mental illness with a particular focus on 988, the new national mental health crisis telephone line, due to go live in July 2022.
This year, the Summit will be held from December 13-15, 2021 in Philadelphia, PA at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA). Portions of the Summit will also be live streamed for those who cannot attend in person. Due to the ongoing pandemic, we shall follow health and safety protocols each day of the Summit. These protocols are described in greater detail on our full registration page.
Our selection of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts as the Summit venue, the Barnes Foundation as the backdrop for our welcome dinner on the Summit's first day, and your participation will ensure the 2021 Summit is a living embodiment of Sozosei's core value of creativity.
We look forward to seeing you in December!
Melissa M. Beck, Esq., Executive Director, Sozosei Foundation
William H. Carson, M.D., Chairman of the Board, Sozosei Foundation
With a focus on 988, themes of the 2021 Summit will include:
LEARNING FROM THE PAST
Monday, December 13, 11:30 am - 5 pm ET
An afternoon dedicated to learning from history — including the largely unknown history of 911, the legacies of racism and discrimination, and the reflections of those with lived experience — in crisis response and care; and how the knowledge of these histories empowers us to build a more equitable and accessible crisis care continuum.
Dinner at the Barnes Foundation to follow the meetings.
ADDRESSING THE PRESENT
Tuesday, December 14, 8 am - 5 pm ET
A full day of learning and collaboration including the latest updates on 988 implementation across the nation, with case studies featuring Ohio, South Carolina, Philadelphia, and Boston. To end the day, PechaKucha presentations will highlight innovative approaches to decriminalize mental illness.
Dinner at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts to follow the meetings.
DESIGNING FOR THE FUTURE
Wednesday, December 15, 8 am - 1 pm ET
Futurist Writers’ Room: Imagining an Abundant Crisis Care Continuum: envisioning an ideal future where 988 and crisis care is abundant and equitable.