April 20: Breaking Chains: Building a Recovery Ecosystem for People of Color and Culture

By Ryan Patchin
Posted April 2, 2018

April 20: Breaking Chains: Building a Recovery Ecosystem for People of Color and Culture

The annual Breaking Chains: Building a Recovery Ecosystem for People of Color and Culture will feature keynote speaker Andre L. Johnson.

The program will run from 9 a.m.–3 p.m., Friday April 20, in  Founders Hall Auditorium, Saint Paul Campus, 700 E 7th St., Registration 8:30 a.m. Cost is $50 for professionals and $10 for students with school ID. Lunch will be provided. Use this link to register.

Andre L. Johnson is the president and CEO of the Detroit Recovery Project (DRP) —a multi-service agency that provides a wide spectrum of support services to the city’s recovery community.   Johnson has over 29 years of professional experience in recovery advocacy, exemplifying a long-standing commitment and dedication to the field of substance abuse. Since its inception in 2005, the DRP has devoted more than $15 million (via federal, county and local awards) to its mission to help Detroiters who were once on the streets become drug-free and productive citizens.

Schedule for Breaking Chains:
9 a.m. — Introductions and logistics
9:30 a.m. — Presentation by Andre L. Johnson
10:30 a.m. — Spoken word from two of the Coalition
10:40 a.m. — Break
10:50 a.m. — Presentation by Andre L. Johnson
Noon — Lunch and panel of drug counselors
1 p.m. — Activism plans at small tables, directed by Andre. How can professionals start their own larger
recovery community?
2 p.m. — Break
2:15 p.m. —Final summary, evaluations filled out and submitted

 This event is sponsored by: Metropolitan State University Alcohol and Drug Counseling Student Association, Minnesota Department of Human Services, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division, Minnesota Addiction Professionals MNAP and NAADAC, Alliance Wellness Center, Nuway Counseling Center, Meridian Treatment Programs, Restoration Counseling and Community Services, Avivo, Micah House, Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies, Resurrection Treatment Center, NEW-WAY Treatment Center, Juel Fairbanks Chemical Dependency Services, Minnesota Recovery Connection MRC, and Minnesota Association of Resources for Recovery and Chemical Health MAARCH.