Paul Gilmartin, event emcee and former host of TBS' Dinner & A Movie, hosts The Mental Illness Happy Hour, a podcast consisting of interviews with artists, friends, listeners and the occasional mental health professional about all the battles in our heads; from medically diagnosed conditions, past traumas and sexual dysfunction to everyday compulsive, negative thinking. The podcast has over 600,000 downloads per month, a 5/5 Itunes rating where it frequently occupies the top spot in Self-Help, was chosen by Esquire as one of the best podcasts of 2016, and was featured in the 2013 PBS Documentary, A New State of Mind.
Symphony of Rhythm Drumming presentation, Drum Café West Coast - In this harmony-rhythm interactive session, participants play boom whackers (tuned color percussion tubes). Participants can hear how their individual voices contribute to a greater whole. When all are working together in harmony, the power is palpable.
John Gill, is the COO of Beats Rhymes and Life (BRL). BRL will be delivering a Hip Hop Therapy presentation and performance. BRL cultivates dynamic, culturally responsive services that inspire youth to recognize their own capacity for healing and self-expression, through community engagement and the therapeutic power of Hip Hop.