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Blueprint: Building the Foundation for Recovery Film Premiere and Conversation

December 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Premiere of Blueprint: Building the Foundation for Recovery, a documentary featuring real stories of recovery in the Berkshires. The film is followed by a community conversation on how, together, we can heal our community. Click Here to Register!

Over the past 18 months, local partners from the harm reduction, treatment and recovery communities have collaborated on a shared goal of reducing opioid overdoses. Partners from across the Berkshires joined together in the HEALing Communities Study to increase naloxone distribution, raise awareness of all pathways to treatment and recovery, and reduce stigma around substance use disorder.

Blueprint is a new documentary from Outpost Studios weaving together stories from our community with local behavioral health experts.  Filmmakers George Cox and i’in Purwanti have interviewed over a dozen community members for the feature, with original music by local artist Matt Cusson.

The premiere will be followed by a community conversation with local experts including Dr. Jennifer Michaels from The Brien Center, Sarah DeJesus from Berkshire Harm Reduction, Gabriela Leon, Steffon Ashley from the Crane Center’s Black Voices in Recovery and Ariel Killackey from Living in Recovery.

No matter who we are or where we come from, we all know someone who has been impacted by addiction.  This film and conversation will explore what’s been accomplished to date, what works need to continue, what can be built up, and most importantly what you as a community member can do to help reduce overdoses and stigma.

The conversation will also be held on Thursday, December 14th at 7:00 at the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield, MA.

Registration is encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome.  You can use the same registration link for either or both events.


December 13
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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MCLA Church St. Center
375 Church St.
North Adams, MA 01247 United States
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