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Coffee Conversations: Creative Healing

January 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Forge Breast Cancer Survivor Center hosts a virtual “Coffee Conversation” on select mornings that features a 30-minute interview with a survivor, co-survivor, or medical professional on a topic, followed by a time for conversation with participants.

January 24th’s Coffee Conversation features Avivi Behel. She is a professional calligrapher, hand engraver, and visual artist who’s been featured in national publications and works as a corporate calligrapher for Louis Vuitton, Belk and Revlon. A self-taught artist, she has a degree in communications from Auburn University. Her eclectic work experience as a childbirth teacher and doula, in ministry, in sports and health care marketing, in the nonprofit sector, and in owning her own calligraphy business all have pointed to this space and time as an artist with UAB Arts in Medicine (AIM). It’s her joy and journey to meet people where they are, with the tools they’ve been given and developed, and walk alongside them to create in ways they may not have imagined possible. She finds inspiration in the kindness of her husband, the paths blazed by her adult daughters, the majesty of creation, and almost anything made of chocolate.

She will also demonstrate some ideas that she will cover in her upcoming classes with Forge in February 2024. Have a couple pieces of blank paper and a regular black Sharpie with you to practice along!

Please join our Coffee Conversation discussing healing through art with Avivi Behel!

If registration is full but you would like to attend, please contact programs@forgeon.org to attend.

***This event is free, but requires registration***

If you are able to donate any amount to contribute to Forge’s continued efforts to support our local breast cancer community, we greatly appreciate it. Donations can be made on the Forge website: https://forgeon.org/donate

About Forge’s programs:

At Forge, the core of our mission is to offer support, knowledge, strength, and direction for those impacted by breast cancer. In an effort to continue to safeguard the health of our community and team, Forge is offering virtual learning opportunities that can be accessed from the comfort of your own home, and for any in-person programs we may schedule, we will practice CDC-recommended safety measures to keep our community healthy.

As always, if you have any questions, need resources, or a listening ear, please feel free to communicate with us via the Forge Facebook page, by emailing [email protected], or by calling us at 1-800-811-8925. By registering to attend programs with Forge, you agree to receive further correspondence from us, such as program emails and event reminders.