Women, Addiction and the People Who Love Them, A Panel Discussion


03/13/2018 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

The Essential Theatre's new Addiction/Recovery Project kicks off on March 13 with a panel discussion entitled Women, Addiction, and the People Who Love Them at the Anacostia Arts Center, as a part of Women’s History Month. The panel will feature the Humanities Coordinator for this project, Stanice Anderson, an author, motivational speaker, heroin overdose survivor, and performance artist along with other panelists. The discussion will focus on choices women who struggle with addiction make and the ins and outs of finding the right resources for substance abuse disorder. Starting at 6:30 pm at the Anacostia Arts Center (1231 Good Hope Rd SE, Washington, DC 20020), the discussion is free and open to the public. Seating is limited and will be on a first-come basis.

The Essential Theatre's Addiction/Recovery Project will feature additional online and live community conversations around DC, MD and VA designed to broaden dialogue through public engagement, leading up to the world premiere of a play, “People for Whom the World Spins and Turns,” by James J. Hsiao, MD, scheduled to run at the Anacostia Playhouse June 29-July 15.

Technical and intellectual capital for the project is provided through a technical assistance grant from the Center for Social Innovation (C4). C4 functions under the aegis of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSA), a division of the federal government's Department of Health and Human Services. Additional assistance in stewarding this project is donated by the national and local offices of Faces and Voices of Recovery. Major project support is provided by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Anacostia Arts Center
1231 Good Hope Rd SE
Washington, DC 20020

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