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THE G WORD FALL FUNDRAISER Featuring Scott Barry Kaufman and Guests

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Saturday, October 19th, 2:00pm - 5:30pm

SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA FRIENDS - Join us in Redwood City on Saturday, October 19th for THE G WORD FALL FUNDRAISER at the private residence of Ron Turiello, Producer of THE G WORD, and his wife, Margret Caruso.

A private meet and greet reception will take place from 2pm-3pm, followed by A LIVE TALK SHOW with award-winning filmmaker Marc Smolowitz, Director / Producer of THE G WORD, and featured guests Dr. Scott Barry Kaufman, Dr. Edward Amend, Dr. Dan Peters, Ann Smith, and Dr. Frank C. Worrell, with more special guests expected to be announced.

* Drinks and catering included with ticket price. Guests will receive event address upon ticket purchase. All donations and ticket sales are tax deductible through Center for Independent Documentary (501c3).




ABOUT THE GUESTS:

Marc Smolowitz: Marc Smolowitz is an award-winning director, producer, and executive producer. In 2016, he received one of the prestigious IFP Fellowships to attend the Cannes Film Festivalís Producers Network and Marche du Film, marking him as one of the USA’s most influential independent film producers. As a director/producer, his 2011 film THE POWER OF TWO premiered at the Tokyo International Film Festival and went on to screen at 35 festivals around the globe, winning 10 major prizes, garnering theatrical release in the USA and Japan. Marc is currently in production on two feature documentaries as a director/producer of THE G WORD, a film about giftedness, intelligence, and neurodiversity, slated for 2021 completion, and THE LONELY CHILD, a film about the unexpected present day footprint of a little-known Yiddish lullaby that was written inside the Vilna Ghetto during the Holocaust. The latter has been developed, in part, through the Jewish Film Instituteís competitive Filmmaker-in-Residence programs in San Francisco.

Scott Barry Kaufman: Scott Barry Kaufman is a psychologist at Columbia University who is interested in using psychological science to help all kinds of minds live a creative, fulfilling, and meaningful life. Kaufman has over 60 scientific publications on intelligence, creativity, personality, and well-being. In addition to writing the column Beautiful Minds for Scientific American, he also hosts The Psychology Podcast, which was named by Business Insider a podcast that “will change how you think about human behavior.” Kaufman is author and/or editor of 8 books, including Twice Exceptional: Supporting and Educating Bright and Creative Students with Learning Difficulties, Wired to Create: Unravelling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind (with Carolyn Gregoire), Ungifted: Intelligence Redefined, and The Complexity of Greatness: Beyond Talent or Practice. Kaufman received a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology from Yale University, and an M. Phil in experimental psychology from the University of Cambridge under a Gates Cambridge Scholarship. You can find out more at http://ScottBarryKaufman.com.

Frank C. Worrell: Frank C. Worrell is a Professor of School Psychology in the Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Berkeley, and an affiliate Professor in Personality and Social Psychology in the Psychology Department. His areas of expertise include at-risk youth, cultural identities, scale development, talent development, teacher effectiveness, time perspective, and the translation of psychological research findings into practice. A Member-at-Large of the Board of Directors of the American Psychological Association (APA) from 2016 to 2018, Dr. Worrell is a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, the American Educational Research Association, and five divisions of APA (5, 15, 16, 45, and 52), and a former Editor of Review of Educational Research. Dr. Worrell is a recipient of the Distinguished Scholar Award from the National Association for Gifted Children, the Distinguished Contributions to Research Award from APA’s Division 45 (Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity, and Race), and the Outstanding International Psychologist Award from Division 52 (International Psychology). He is an elected member of the Society for the Study of School Psychology and the National Academy of Education.

Edward Amend: Edward R. Amend, Psy.D., a Clinical Psychologist at Amend Psychological Services, PSC in Lexington, KY, is licensed to provide psychological services in Kentucky and Ohio. Dr. Amend focuses on the social, emotional, and educational needs of gifted youth, adults, and their families. He co-authored two award-winning books: "A Parent’s Guide to Gifted Children and Misdiagnosis" and "Dual Diagnoses of Gifted Children and Adults." Dr. Amend has authored many articles, book chapters, and columns about gifted children. He presents locally and nationally on topics related to the needs of gifted children, and he is actively involved with NAGC, SENG, and KAGE.

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Ann Smith: Ann founded Gifted Support Center in 2011 as a direct response to the lack of services and support available for gifted learners and their families in the San Francisco Bay Area. Ann spearheaded the creation of Leave Your Sleep for Education, an interdisciplinary language arts curriculum that uses poetry and music as stimuli to learning across disciplines for PreK–8. She serves on the advisory board for the Belin-Blank Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development, on a public policy committee for the Institute for Educational Advancement, and is past-president of the California Association for the Gifted. Ann is passionate about finding solutions to support diverse gifted learners. She currently works in her local community, at the state level, and at national levels of advocacy to support gifted learners and their families.

Dan Peters: Dr. Dan Peters is a psychologist, author, co-founder and Executive Director of the Summit Center. Dr. Peters has devoted his career to the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents, and families, specializing in overcoming worry and fear, learning differences such as dyslexia, and issues related to giftedness and twice-exceptionality. Dr. Dan is also co-founder of Parent Footprint, an interactive parenting education community and website that offers Parent Footprint Awareness Training with the mission to make the world a more compassionate and loving place — one parent and one child at a time. He is host of the “Parent Footprint Podcast with Dr. Dan” and is a contributor to The Huffington Post and Psychology Today. Dr. Peters was recognized as “2018 SENG Mental Health Professional of the Year” by Supporting Emotional Needs of Gifted, and as “2016 Allen Ewig Champion for Children” by Aldea Children and Family Services. He also received the 2013 CAG Distinguished Service Award from the California Association for Gifted.

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