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Playing with Play: An Interactive Discussion

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Join us for an interactive discussion on the importance of play in our lives. Learn from our panelists how infusing play can reduce stress, increase productivity and bring joy to our lives. Following our panel discussion, Wheelhouse Studios is doing a free pop-up art making event.

Featured Panelists

James Edward Mills: award-winning journalist and author of The Adventure Gap. He writes about outdoor recreation, the environment, charitable giving and sustainable living, and minority issues.

Renee Jones: owner of TrunkBASS Entertainment and advocate for music, Renee connects people to the importance of being free in the arts.

Kim Lombardi: as an "adult recess coach", Kim has worked with fortune 500 companies to infuse the idea of recess into the workday to create a more productive environment.

Deshawn McKinney: current UW-Madison senior pursuing a degree in creative writing and African-American studies. DeShawn focuses on play as a problem-solving and coalition-building tool.

Please note: This event will be recorded and available at this link following the event.

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