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Join Us for Community Discussions on Restorative Justice & the Opioid Crisis

West Virginia Citizen Action Group
West Virginia
Citizen Action Group
Jul 17, 2018 View / Comment Online



Please join us for these important community discussions in Charleston and Huntington hosted by our friends and allies. 

Yours for Action,


Healing Justice Film Screening & Panel Discussion on the Importance of Restorative Justice Practices

The West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy, Call to Action for Racial Equality: CARE Coalition and American Friends Service Committee WV invite community members to a free film screening and discussion of Healing Justice, the latest documentary from Cracking the Code creator Shakti Butler this Thursday, July 19 at 6 pm at Temple Israel in Charleston.

Healing Justice “explores the causes and consequences of the current American justice system and its effect on marginalized communities. This powerful documentary addresses the school-to-prison pipeline, the need for comprehensive criminal justice reform, and the importance of healing and restorative practices.”

View the film’s trailer here.

Following the film, a discussion about the potential for restorative justice initiatives in West Virginia will be led by Reverend Ron English.

Panelists include:
~The Honorable Joanna Tabit, Kanawha County Circuit Court Judge
~Commissioner David Kladney, US Commission on Civil Rights
~Rico Moore, local criminal defense attorney
~Rev. Lloyd Hill

Popcorn and drinks included! Please RSVP to Lida Shepherd at

Opioid Town Hall Meeting July 26 in Charleston, July 28 in Huntington

Moving Beyond Fear: Saving Lives and Protecting Neighbors During an Opioid Epidemic

Join us for a panel discussion and forum with public health experts to learn more about successful approaches from near and far that deal with the effects of opioids in our communities.

Featuring a special presentation by Susan Shepherd — Manager, Toronto Drug Strategy Secretariat

What: Opioid Town Hall Meeting: A Conversation to Drive Change

When: Thursday, July 26, 2018
* 6 pm – Free Community Dinner
* 7-8: 30 pm – Panel Discussion

Where: St. John’s Episcopal Church, 1105 Quarrier Street, Charleston, WV 

**This is a FREE event and open to the public. All kinds welcome and encouraged to come!

Sponsored by: Cabin Creek Health Systems, WV Center on Budget and Policy, WV Council of Churches, Our Children Our Future, C.A.R.E. Coalition, WV Citizen Action Group, ACLU of West Virginia and Rise Up WV

The Center on Budget and Policy will is also hosting a forum in Huntington on Saturday, July 28 from 9:30 am to noon at Marshall University’s Memorial Student Center, Room BE5.

Topics of the panel discussions include adverse childhood experiences associated with substance use disorder, prevention methods for adolescents, supervised safe injection sites, and systems approaches to addressing substance use disorder, particularly the Quick Response Teams.

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