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Soup & Hope with Sarah Brylinsky

Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 12:15pm to 12:45pm

Virtual Event

Soup & Hope with Sarah Brylinsky 

The 14th annual winter series of stories to nourish a spirit of hope!

Sarah Brylinsky, who serves as the Sustainability Communications & Integration Manager for the Cornell Campus Sustainability Office, will talk about recovering from two serious bicycle accidents which nearly took her life in 2015.

Touching on the medical unknowns and frustrations of recovering from traumatic brain injury, and the importance of flexible work arrangements, she will share how the grace and resilience of one’s community can buffer the loss of identity, sorrow, and frustration that comes from life's most unexpected moments, and the long tail they can leave behind.



Soup & Hope is an annual winter series that—for over a dozen years—has served up heart-warming stories of hope during the coldest months at Cornell. Each story is unique, reflecting different cultural, spiritual, and philosophical perspectives and lived experiences. These stories of hope have come from Cornell staff, faculty, students, alumni as well as members of the local community.

Mark your calendar now for the 2021 season. 
This year’s dates and speaker bios are now available online. You are warmly invited to heat up your favorite soup and join us for six more talks—this year on Zoom!


Series Lineup

February 4: Hei Hei Depew

February 11: George P. Ferrari, Jr.

February 25: Martin Stallone, MD

March 11: Eric Acree

March 25: Amaris Henderson ‘21

April 8: Sarah Brylinsky


Soup & Hope is sponsored by the Office of Spirituality and Meaning-Making and Cornell United Religious Work, Cornell Dining, and Cornell Health. Additional support comes from Academic Technologies, the Office of Alumni Affairs, Cornell Commitment, Cornell Engineering, Kessler Fellows Program, Engaged Learning + Research, the Office of the Ombudsman, School of Hotel Administration, and University Relations.

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