Please join us on Wednesday, June 3 from 7 – 9 p.m. at the BCL Hall for a special screening of the documentary, THE ANONYMOUS PEOPLE.
Belgravia resident Laurie de Grace is completing her thesis regarding the role of physical activity and sport in the development of substance addiction. As the mother of someone in recovery from substance addiction, she is well aware of the impact that addiction has on individuals, families and society. Those afflicted, directly or indirectly, often suffer due to the shame associated with addiction. Recovering from an addiction is hard enough but for many people, dealing with society’s judgment is even more difficult.
THE ANONYMOUS PEOPLE was the inspiration for the recovery movement. Edmonton hosts an annual Recovery Day. Events now take place in over 20 cities across Canada each September to raise awareness that recovery works. Laurie is a founding member of the Edmonton committee and is pleased to offer the movie as a part of Made in Belgravia.
THE ANONYMOUS PEOPLE is a feature documentary film about the 23.5 million Americans living in long-term recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs. Deeply entrenched social stigma and discrimination have kept recovery voices silent and faces hidden for decades. Media depictions of people in active addiction perpetuate a lurid public fascination with the dysfunctional side of what is a preventable and treatable health condition. Just like womwen with breast cancer, or people with HIV/AIDS, courageous addiction recovery advocates are starting to come out of the shadows to tell their true stories. Watch the trailer.
DATE: Wednesday, June 3
TIME: 7 – 9 p.m.
WHERE: BCL Hall, 11540 73 Avenue
COST: $5 BCL Members / $10 Non-Members
REGISTER: please email firstname.lastname@example.org by June 1