This is not a JCCC event, but it looks very good. The following information was provided by the event sponsors.
Here we go – the countdown is on! Less than 2 weeks. Mark your calendars to view a great film and be that voice to advocate for the recovery that betters the lives of everyone around. At the bottom of this email you will find the link that may have been missing from previous emails. Please share this with anyone and everyone.
The Agenda: Doors will open at 6pm. First 400 people will receive a free t-shirt, you must be present to win. The foyer of the church will be laced with 8 foot tables riddled with recovery information from local resources. Following the viewing, a panel consisting of two individuals from the film along with other prominent individuals who are also in long term recovery, will be available to address any concerns or questions.
THE FILM: The Anonymous People is a feature documentary film about the more than 23 million Americans living in long-term recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs. Deeply entrenched social stigma have kept recovery voices silent and faces hidden for decades. The vacuum has been filled with sensational mass media depictions of people with addiction that perpetuate a lurid fascination with the dysfunctional side of what is a preventable and treatable health condition. The moving story of The Anonymous People is told through the faces and voices of citizens, leaders, volunteers, corporate executives, public figures, and celebrities who are laying it all on the line to save the lives of others just like them. This passionate new public recovery movement aims to transform public opinion, engage communities and elected officials, and finally shift problematic policy toward lasting solutions.
Here in the greater Kansas City area, we can be part of the conversation.
When: Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 6pm
Where: Overland Park Church of Christ at 13400 W. 119th St. OPKS 66213 (northeast corner of 119 Street & Pflumm)
Movie trailer: http://theanonymouspeople.com
Register at: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=llpx4zdab&oeidk=a07e9o0oso0debf570f
Our Ask: We ask only of your presence. No charge for admission. This is a completely free event, plus the first 400 people in the door will receive an awesome t-shirt. After the film a panel consisting of local people in long term recovery along with two individuals from the film will be available to address any questions or concerns. Please invite your friends, your family, co-workers, people from church, synagogue, places of worship, coffee house, etc…. This is an excellent opportunity to advocate for Recovery and network with others who have the same passion.