SETTING A NEW COURSE FOR DECRIMINALIZING MENTAL ILLNESS IN AMERICA
The Sozosei Foundation is pleased to invite you to the second Annual Sozosei Summit to Decriminalize Mental Illness.
December 13-15, 2021
This year, we are planning to host the Summit in-person in Philadelphia, PA at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA). However, we are closely monitoring the uptick in Covid cases and we are prepared to pivot to a virtual meeting pending CDC recommendations. If we are able to meet in Philadelphia as currently planned, portions of the Summit will also be live streamed for those who cannot or do not feel comfortable attending in person.
At the Summit, participants will have the opportunity 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.
Call for PechaKucha Presentations
The Foundation is seeking PechaKucha concept statements from creative, curious, and innovative nonprofits and individuals whose work is moving the needle to advance the decriminalization of mental illness, particularly through the lens of 988 implementation and a robust crisis care continuum. You can read about PechaKuchas here. Selected PechaKucha concepts will be presented by their creators at the Summit on December 14, and will receive a grant in the amount of $5,000. For more details, please visit our How To Apply Page.
Call for Speakers
If you have ideas for speakers, resources related to 988 and the crisis care continuum, or other input for us regarding the 2021 Summit please email us at [email protected]
We also invite you to review our recordings and resources from the 2020 Summit that are linked below.