Purple Related Events

4/13/2018

Wellness in the Storm

3:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Dorchester Center for the Arts

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4/13/2018

Wellness in the Storm

Wellness in the Storm: Community Conversation/Opening Reception
Hosted by New Day Campaign and Dorchester Center for the Arts

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A FREE town hall-like discussion on all-things substance use and addiction (3:30pm to 5:00pm) precedes a reception for the "Wellness in the Storm" exhibition (5:00pm to 7:00pm). The discussion features a presentation by Dr. Greg Hobelmann, Chief Medical Officer of Ashley Addiction Treatment) on how addiction affects the brain, and includes performances by those in or seeking recovery, stories from individuals whose journeys are shared in the "Wellness in the Storm" exhibition, and invited participants who collectively represent a diversity of experiences and expertise asked to explore the question: how do we stay well in the storm of the opioid epidemic and other challenges?

3:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Dorchester Center for the Arts

5/14/2019

Chris Herren Project

7 pm - 9 pm

Sailwinds West Governor's Hall

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5/14/2019

Chris Herren Project

Working in conjunction with the Dorchester County Narcotics Task Force , Dorchester Goes Purple has scheduled Chris Herren to present at both High Schools and all three middle schools in May of this year.  There will also be one public session.  Click here to register for the public event.


Chris Herren is a former professional basketball player, a voice on the topic of substance use prevention and a wellness advocate. Since 2009, Chris has spoken to over one million students, athletes and community members, sparking honest discussions on the topics of substance use disorder and wellness. A person in long-term recovery, Chris continues to share his story nationally with a renewed focus on prevention education and challenging audiences to rethink how we look at the disease of addiction – changing the focus from the last day to the first. 

7 pm - 9 pm

Sailwinds West Governor's Hall