Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of Well-Being:

The Story of Lillian Wald

Performance/Town Hall:
Launch Spring 2011

Written & Directed:
Doren Elias

Jamie M. Rea & Jason Glick

Rebecca Smith & Deborah Barany

Sarah Lydecker

Kate Mura

Northwest Health Foundation & National Council of Jewish Women


Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of Well-Being
The story of Lillian Wald (1867-1940), a young Jewish girl who became a nurse and champion of the vulnerable in society, revolutionizing the way we approach health and well being in this country. Wald's example offers powerful testimony that one person can bring about tremendous change in the world.

From Generation to Generation
A Community Celebration of Women's History Month

Supported with funding from Regional Arts & Culture Council, Work for Art

Venue: Mittleman Jewish Community Center
Speakers: Roz Babener, Community Warehouse; Margie Rosenthal, Portland Reading Foundation; Susan Schwartz, Komen Foundation for the Cure

Town Halls Spring 2011
Supported with Funding from Regional Arts & Culture Council, Work for Art and Oregon Humanities

Venue: Portland State University
Speakers: Dr. Carlos Crespo, Professor of Community Health & Director of the School of Community Health at PSU; Sarah Rawson, Multnomah County Public Health Nurse; Lucilene Lira, Community Leadership Coordinator, Sisters of the Road

Venue: Providence Willamette Falls Community Center
Date: May 16, 2011
Speakers: Marti Franc, Public Health Manager of Clackamas County; Concetta Branson, Public Health Nurse; Lauren Robertson, Seed to Table, Canby Community Garden Association

Venue: David Douglas High School
Date: May 17, 2011
Speakers: Lillian Shirley, Director, Multnomah County Health Department; Veronica Erickson, Public Health Nurse Nurse Family Partnership; Ty Schwoeffermann, Health Equity Organizer, The Urban League of Portland

Venue: Beaverton City Library
Date: May 25, 2011
Speakers: Mary Lou Henrich, Executive Director, Oregon Public Health institute; Michele Karrafa, Public Health Supervisor, Washington County; Abdisalan Mouse, Founder, Oregon Somali Family Education Center