Jean Smith

Jean is a professional fundraiser based in London and co-founder and director of the NY Salon. She also co-founded and directed a major volunteer-led arts organization in Birmingham providing a platform for artists to show their work which might otherwise be ignored by mainstream venues. Jean’s work to challenge perceptions of people with disabilities and people living with mental illness has provided an open platform for debate on the issue and she has developed practical strategies to enable more productive, independent living.

Related Sessions
Saturday 30 October 2010, 10.30am Café
Wednesday 17 November 2010, 6.00pm Barnes & Noble, 86th & Lexington Avenue Branch, 150 East 86th Street, New York NY 10028, USA

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