The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship of Chicago and Health & Medicine Policy Research Group are pleased to announce that Meade Palidofsky, founder and artistic director of Storycatchers Theatre, will be honored with the Chicago Schweitzer program’s 2016 Schweitzer Leadership Award. The Schweitzer Leadership Award is given annually to an individual who has done significant work to mitigate the social determinants of health in their community, and whose commitment to service has influenced and inspired others. The award will be given at a ceremony at 5:30pm on Friday, April 29 at Loyola University Chicago – Regents Hall 111 E. Pearson Street, 16th Floor.
Storycatchers Theatre is a youth development arts organization that prepares young people to make positive life choices through the process of writing, producing, and performing original musical theatre inspired by personal stories. In her role at Storycatchers, Palidofsky, who is an award-winning playwright and lyricist, has produced more than 100 original musicals based on the real life stories of incarcerated youth in Illinois. Storycatchers works to create brighter futures for court-involved youth.
Palidofsky will receive the award at a reception and ceremony on Friday, April 29, 2016 from 5:30pm to 7:00pm at Loyola University, Regents Hall. The event is co-sponsored by the Loyola University School of Social Work and will kick off the Chicago Schweitzer 20th Anniversary Conference. The conference will consist of a weekend of activities aimed at advancing community engaged service and social justice and celebrating the Chicago Area Schweitzer Fellowship, a service learning and leadership development program for graduate health professions students founded in 1996 by Dr. Quentin Young.
This event is free and open to the public, but reservations are required. For information and to register for the Leadership Award event and other activities that are planned during the Schweitzer 20th Anniversary Conference, visit http://www.hmprg.org/Events/Schweitzer20th.