March: Month-Long Celebration of WHBPAC Female Volunteers
Partnering w/ Nancy Burner
During the month of March, Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center will partner with venerable East End lawyer Nancy Burner of Burner Law Group for a month-long celebration of female history culminating in a screening, filmed especially for the theatre, featuring the hidden stories of WHBPAC female volunteers.
“We want to showcase that women’s history comes in all forms, and many of the women around us have unusual and unexpected stories, anecdotes, and experiences – if you just ask,” says WHBPAC Director of Volunteer Services Allison Frost. “For many of these women, it’s a wonderful way to relive their memories and pass their knowledge on to younger generations,” says Frost.
“I love working with WHBPAC because they understand the power of creative storytelling,” says Nancy Burner, the founder of Burner Law Group‚ P.C. established in 1995. Among other distinguished accolades, Burner holds the designation of Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA), and was selected by a panel of peers to be included in Best Lawyers in America for Elder Law. Due to her tireless work in the estate and elder law field, she was named as the Long Island Elder Law Attorney of the year. Burner is also a past president of the Suffolk County Women’s Bar Association and a past co-chair of the Suffolk County Elder Law Committee. In 2016‚ Nancy was named as an “Outstanding Woman in Law” by Hofstra University School of Law Center for Children Families and the Law. “Nancy has shown a constant commitment to women, both through her business and through her philanthropy. We are honored to be working with her to shine a light on our fabulous volunteers and their inspiring stories.” says Executive Director Julienne Penza-Boone.
The month-long celebration of historical female figures, important feminist conversations and movements, and uplifting and amplifying marginalized female voices will culminate in a screening of their collaborative film project, “Making a Life,” a documentary-style film bringing the life and love of the women of the WHBPAC Volunteer Corps to the screen.
“Nancy’s work in the elder law field is a perfect partner for Women’s History Month and the performing arts center,” says WHBPAC Marketing Director Heather Draskin. “Most are past the age of retirement and they make up the core of our volunteers. Nancy’s commitment to giving others the tools and resources needed to live a prosperous and full ‘third age’ is inspirational.” The video will screen on March 26th, and will be used as part of the duo’s month-long social media campaigns to bring awareness to the power of the third age.
Third Age Unplugged is a digital platform Burner is launching with business partners Britt Burner and Michele Biggart. Serving the 50-and-beyond generation, the goal of Third Age Unplugged is to empower people to embrace the beauty that is inherent in growing older, while fighting ageism and debunking the common misconceptions about aging. Resources include age-related literature, focus groups, inspiring stories, and podcasts. Building a community of service is a realization of one of Burner’s lifelong dreams —
“I want people to be the hero of their own story,” says Burner.
Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center
The Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center is a year-round, community-based, not-for-profit 501(c)3 arts organization, founded in 1997, that serves patrons on the East End and beyond. We are a vibrant venue committed to providing a greater understanding and appreciation of the arts and meeting the cultural aspiration of the area by:
- Presenting world-class performing arts, music, dance, comedy, and cinema from around the world.
- Providing premier arts education programs to the widest and most diverse audiences, regardless of socioeconomic status.
- It is also our mission to contribute positively to the local economy and to enrich the community’s quality of life.
Learn more at https://www.whbpac.org
Third Age Unplugged
Third Age Unplugged is Nancy Burner’s non-profit foundation that encourages others to recognize, accept and stand firmly in who they are, to have the courage to fully engage in their lives, and to realize that finding their best selves is a continuous journey.
The empower individuals to live their best lives by identifying, owning and cultivating their life purpose, understanding that their purpose may change over time, and open their hearts and minds to infinite possibilities at every life stage.
Learn more at https://thirdageunplugged.com/
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