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|Diversity film: Mind / Game|
|Date||Wednesday March 15|
|Time||6:30 PM - 8:30 PM|
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Ellen Driscoll Playhouse
325 Highland Ave
Piedmont, CA 94611
|Organizer/Author||Appreciating Diversity Film Series|
3/15/2017 6:30-9:00 pm in Piedmont and also Sunday, 3/19/17, 3-4 pm in Oakland at The New Parkway
Chamique Holdsclaw grew up playing basketball. She led her New York City high school team to four straight state championships before she played for Pat Summit at the University of Tennessee, where she led her team to 3 consecutive national championships and became the all-time leading scorer and rebounder in the history of SEC women, an all-American, and Naismith Player of the Century. Holdsclaw was the first pick in the 1999 WNBA draft, Rookie of the Year and a WNBA All-Star. She's been called the "female Michael Jordan".
Alongside this extraordinary basketball career, Chamique Holdsclaw experienced depression, and was ultimately diagnosed with bi-polar disorder. "Mind/Game" chronicles her history, her struggles and her decision not to just go public with her condition, but to become a mental health advocate, so that other young people might more easily reach out and find help. Chamique's journey may seem unique, but millions of American suffer from mental illness, and many don't get the help they need.
The Diversity Film committee chose this film to open a discussion about mental health in highly competitive sports. William Rhoden, the sportswriter says in the film, "Mental health and athletics at the highest level are almost antithetic, because mental health is about seeking help, being vulnerable, talking openly about your issues, and success in competitive sports is about not showing weakness, not showing vulnerability, and not asking for help."
The Appreciating Diversity Film Series is sponsored by the Piedmont Appreciating Diversity Committee, Piedmont Adult School, City of Piedmont and Piedmont League of Women Voters.
For more info see diversityfilmserires.org or contact julie [at] diversityfilmseries.org
Free; no need to RSVP, first come first served, usually all are seated.