"The Anonymous People" Film and Panel Discussion
Time & Location
About The Event
Recovery is OUT - to change the addiction conversation from problems to SOLUTIONS. An independent feature documentary about the over 23 million Americans living in long-term recovery from alcohol and other drug addictions.
Watch "The Anonymous People" movie trailer HERE.
All inclusive community event hosted by Temple Emanuel and GCSTOP in honor of Recovery Awareness month.
Doors open at 3:00 PM for refreshments from Zoës Kitchen and community connections with information tables and representatives from several local recovery based organizations in the triad and surrounding areas.
Documentary viewing of Anonymous People will begin at 4:00 PM followed by a panel discussion and audience questions.
The following panelists will participate:
Minister Michelle Mathis:
co-founder and Executive Director of The Olive Branch Ministry, a faith-based harm reduction agency based in Hickory, that serves seven counties in the Foothills/Piedmont region of NC. She is the program director for the Gaston County Opioid Overdose Response Team and Cleveland County Points of HOPE. Michelle is the Board President of the North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition and is a member of the National Faith in Harm Reduction Movement. She has over 15 years of harm reduction experience and believes that honoring an individual’s journey, with compassion and love, is the key to a successful connection. While her faith is the motivation behind her work, extending hope and extending life is her mission.
Chase Holleman, LCSWA, LCAS:
a social worker specializing in the needs of persons affected by substance use. Chase’s area of focus are recovery oriented systems of care and harm reduction. He brings both personal experience as a person in long-term recovery from drug use and professional experience as an advocate and as a provider of direct services. Chase is now the navigator and case manager for the Guilford County Solution to The Opioid Problem (GCSTOP), a program designed to serve some of our community’s most vulnerable populations; people who have overdosed and others who are at high risk for opioid related mortality.
Dominiquie “CJ” Clemmons-James, Ph.D., LPC, CRC, BCB:
a Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, and is Board Certified in Biofeedback. Dr. CJ also coordinates Aggies for recovery, the collegiate recovery community at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. There, she provides innovative programming relevant to her campus culture. As a recovery advocate on a Historically Black College campus, Dr. CJ is passionate exploring the areas of addiction and recovery among people of color.
Angela is a Certified Substance Abuse Prevention Consultant, has 25 years in the field, is President of Addiction Professionals of NC and serves on the Board of Directors for the NC Substance Abuse Prevention Providers’ Association. She received two statewide substance abuse professional of the year awards (2008, 2010).