Resilience Event - Gillian Reny

Learning Courage hosted a virtual event on January 12, 2021. The theme of this event was Resilience. This theme resonated for all of us at that time because we were approaching a year in the grips of the COVID-19 global pandemic. Everyone was fatigued from all the restrictions and losses that came with the pandemic. And yet resilience represented something we all felt connected to. We needed more of it and yet we all had to demonstrate it. And resilience is a significant part of our work at Learning Courage. Our goal is to support and promote resilience in schools by providing tools that reduce sexual assault and minimize trauma for those who have been harmed.

We were honored that Gillian Reny joined our event to share her story of turning tragedy to hope, beginning as she waited for her sister at the Boston Marathon finish line when the bomb went off - an amazing story of resilience. Brigham Health and The Gillian Reny Stepping Strong Center for Trauma work to inspire, prevent, and support victims of traumatic injuries or events. To learn more about Gillan and Stepping Strong, please follow the link to https://steppingstrong.bwh.harvard.edu/

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