how do you Bekindr?

Author and PBS host to speak at Camden Opera House

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CAMDEN — Eva Ritvo, MD, psychiatrist and author will discuss her most recent book, Bekindr - The Transformative Power of Kindness, Friday, Aug. 9, from 4:30 to 6 p.m., at the Camden Opera House, (doors open at 4 p.m.).

This free talk is open to the public, and sponsored by FHRE and Fox Hill.

Ritvo, a psychiatrist with more than 25 years experience practicing in Miami Beach, is the founder of the Bekindr Global Initiative, a movement to bring more kindness in the world (

“I am interested in supporting people in cultivating lives filled with kindness and how we can shift the global conversation away from fear-based living and focus more on kindness, compassion and connection,” said Ritvo, in a news release.

Her book is a compilation of stories from sixty-four contributors about how they were positively impacted by the kindness of strangers.

A regular on major media, Ritvo frequently provides expert commentary on TV & radio, actively writes for Psychology Today, and has been quoted in the New York Times, USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, WebMD, SELF magazine, Ladies Home Journal, O Magazine, Allure, and others.

She is the host of the PBS series, TechVersify and the co-author of The Beauty Prescription and The Concise Guide to Marriage and Family Therapy. She is also the co-founder of the Bold Beauty Project (BBP), a nonprofit that pairs women with disabilities with award-winning photographers to create art exhibitions to raise awareness.

Ritvo was honored as the United Cerebral Palsy National Volunteer of the Year and awarded the 2019 Clare Boothe Luce Award from the Luce Foundation. She received her undergraduate and medical degrees from UCLA and psychiatry residency training at Weill Cornell Medicine.The event will take place at the Camden Opera House in the Tucker Room, 29 Elm Street in Camden. 

For more information contact Minda McVetty, outreach coordinator, 207-236-3595, ext 1.

Event Date: 

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Event Location: 

Camden Opera House


29 Elm Street
Camden  Maine
United States