On Friday, December 10TH, Rebeccah Love is a Toronto-based film maker, writer, visual artist and community organizer. She’ll speak to us about Psychosis, Civic Responsibility and the Imagination........ 

Guest Speaker:  Rebeccah Love, Toronto-based Film Maker, Writer, Visual Artist and Community Organizer
Friday, December 10, 2021 - VIRTUAL MEETING ONLY! 
Virtual Meeting Time: Members Segment Login Time: 12:00 Noon, Guests: 12:15pm to 1:15 PM - 
Rotary Virtual Meeting via TEAMS! (Use LinkedTree Link)
Topic:   Psychosis, Civic Responsibility and the Imagination 
Host:  Peter Love, Club Past President 
Rotarian and Guests: RSVP to office@rotarytoronto.com
if using TEAMS to be admitted to the meeting.
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do not necessarily reflect the official views or opinions, policy or position of The Rotary Club of Toronto or its Members.

Rebeccah Love is a Toronto-based filmmaker, writer, visual artist and community organizer. She studied at the University of King’s College, then completed a BFA in Film Production at Ryerson University, and an MFA at the University of Guelph in Creative Writing. She has produced eight short films. These stories have played TIFF, VIFF, FNC, and CBC, and have been featured in the Globe and Mail and the Montreal Gazette.  She is interested in questions relating to mental health, city planning, art history, and folk storytelling. She is currently in pre-production for her first feature length film. 

At age 18 Rebeccah Love was diagnosed with Bipolar I, experiencing mania, psychosis and depression. In the past 10 years, as a part of her recovery, she has produced and directed eight short films that touch on love, neighbourhoods and mental illness. She has shared these films in the country's top film festivals, in psychiatric units and at community events as tools of inspiration and education, often inviting top CAMH psychiatrists to speak at her premieres. In her talk she will be sharing some of her thoughts on her own journey, touching on questions of police response to psychiatric crises and the importance of art therapies and storytelling as a soothing balm for a troubled mind. 

Rebeccah Love is the daughter of Rotarian Peter Love.