Elyn Saks Visit


On October 26 and 27, Professor Elyn R. Saks of the Gould School of Law at the University of Southern California appeared in Louisville courtesy of NAMI Louisville.  On October 26 she spoke to an enthusiastic crowd of NAMI supporters in the Strickler Hall auditorium on the U. of L. campus, while on October 27 she spoke to an equally enthusiastic group at the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law.  Special thanks to Brandeis IT stalwarts Jim Becker and Joe Leitsch for helping make both events successful.


In connection with the October 26 event, NAMI Louisville Board Member Katharine R. Dobbins reported the following:


A hearty thank you to Jim Jones for all his work to bring Elyn Saks to

Louisville. It was a great evening! This is exactly the kind of thing

NAMI-Louisville needs to be doing. Not only did we have an outstanding

speaker with an incredibly important story to tell but we had a very nice

crowd. Between Elyn Saks, Susan Gibson, and Jim Jones presentations, we have

touched a lot of people in our community, introduced some people to NAMI,

reinforced the good reputation of NAMI-Louisville to others, and gotten the

word out that treatment works and recovery is possible. I am certainly proud

to be associated with NAMI-Louisville and so appreciative of Jim's efforts

in making last night a very memorable experience.



Katharine R. Dobbins, LCSW