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The Art of Human Care book signing event and fundraiser at THEARC in Washington, D.C. on September 26

WASHINGTON—August 20, 2019 – The author of “The Art of Human Care,” Dr. Hassan A. Tetteh, will hold a book signing at THEARC in Washington on Thursday, September 26 at 6 p.m.

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The Art of Human Care Fundraiser flyerHosted by Guy Lambert, news director at WPGC 95.5 FM, this event will also serve as a fundraiser. All of the proceeds from the book sales and all donations will go to Miriam's Kitchen, a nonprofit organization dedicated to chronic homelessness in Washington, DC. A few of Miriam's Kitchen’s artists and advocates will also share their artistic creations at the event.

“I am a supporter and advocate for Miriam's Kitchen, and strongly believe in the mission of the organization. Many of Miriam's Kitchen's clients are outstanding artists, and I wanted to highlight their phenomenal talent and work [at the event],” Tetteh said.

“[Dr. Tetteh’s] generous donation will support our Studio program, which is a therapeutic, safe space for guests to freely express themselves through painting, drawing, jewelry making, sculpting, writing and more,” Mei Powers, chief development officer, Miriam's Kitchen said.

“I’m looking forward to our guests having a platform at the book event to share their creations and explain how art has helped on their journey to healing and housing,” said Rebeca Carvajal, senior art therapist, Miriam's Kitchen.

During this intimate yet informative event, Tetteh will read excerpts from his book, and Spoken Word artists from The Poet Life will perform. The Poet Life is an organization that contracts poets to facilitate workshops, produce content and perform spoken word.

In his book, Tetteh narrates his experiences as a patient whose life was saved and as physician who saves lives. “The Art of Human Care” combines the healing power of art and compassion, and personifies the human condition through compelling stories. Readers will be inspired not only to make a difference but to change the world, according to Tetteh.

“It is essential to recognize that greatness in a society depends on its capacity to cultivate and respect compassion, to appreciate the beauty in art, and to realize that those two capacities are bound together in the human spirit. ‘The Art of Human Care’ aspires to remind us of this fundamental insight,” Tetteh said.

Dr. Hassan A. Tetteh is a US Navy captain and associate professor of surgery at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and adjunct faculty at Howard University College of Medicine and the University of Maryland Medical Center. He is also a board member of Miriam's Kitchen.

This is event is free. With a $25.00 donation, guests will receive a signed copy of “The Art of Human Care,” Tetteh’s other book, “Gifts of the Heart,” and a reserved seat. They will also have the satisfaction of knowing their donation will help neighbors experiencing homelessness—from enjoying a fresh delicious meal, to providing space for individuals to express themselves through art, to obtaining a safe place to call home.

For more information about the event and the book, please visit Dr. Tetteh's website.

Event Details

Thursday, September 26, 2019, from 6–9 pm.

THEARC: Town Hall and Education Recreation Campus
THEARC Theater
1901 Mississippi Avenue, SE; Suite 101
Washington, DC 20020

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