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Angie Burque and Danilea Werner, social work professors in the College of Liberal Arts, will discuss “Expressions of a Braveheart: Making Better People by Being Better People” on Wednesday, Oct. 7, at 11:45 a.m. in 310 Tichenor Hall.

Expressions of a BraveHeart is a fine arts program offering art, music and dance classes for teens and young adults with moderate to severe disabilities. Each participant, who is between 11 and 21 years old, is matched with a primary coach and an Auburn University student volunteer who provides one-on-one attention, support and encouragement based on individual needs. Organized in collaboration with the Opelika Parks and Recreation Department, the BraveHeart program won the Alabama Recreation and Parks Association’s 2010 Innovative Program of the Year Award.

Burque is the founder of the BraveHeart program, a College of Liberal Arts Engaged Scholar, associate clinical professor and social work field coordinator. Werner is an associate professor of social work, and her research includes health and wellness issues with adolescents. Auburn University student volunteers will also be present to discuss their experiences.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their lunch to this free event. The Community and Civic Engagement Initiative in the College of Liberal Arts will provide drinks and cookies. For more information, contact Mark Wilson at mwilson@auburn.edu or 844-6198.