STONINGTON – On Saturday, April 30 at 7 p.m. Opera House Arts companions with Maine Speaks and the Maine Humanities Council to convey Wendy Allen, a restoration advocate from Maine, to the Stonington Opera Dwelling. Presenting “What if I Dared to Desire?” Allen shares her individual journey from pre-dependancy, to lively addiction, incarceration, and recovery.
“Her information is extremely centered on hope, assistance, and lowering stigma for both addicts and their family members,” says Cait Robinson, artistic director at Opera Household Arts. The event is free and anyone is welcome, which includes those who have been impacted by habit and all those who want to understand about it. Proof of COVID vaccination is needed for entry.
Allen’s presentation focuses on the brain condition of an addict, interior and exterior stigmas, how the addicted brain thinks, spouse and children outcomes, and what restoration appears like. This converse gives a “through the lens” view from somebody that is influenced by material abuse ailment and shares perception into the struggles confronted on a daily foundation to obtain flexibility from dependancy. The message of this speak is that no desire is way too large, and that adjust is attainable. Wendy will have informational resources accessible at the presentation together with some naloxone.
Allen is a 42-calendar year-previous addict in very long-time period restoration. Previously in residence at Southern Maine Women’s Re-entry Center, she is currently a coordinator for the Maine Prisoner Advocacy Coalition. As a recovery mentor, Allen is passionate about supporting others by sharing her encounter, strength, and hope from lively addition into recovery. Allen enjoys fantastic discussion, baking, just about anything innovative, and music. She is also a facilitator for MHC Discussion Initiatives and winner of the 2022 MHC Facilitator Prize. For a lot more data check out: mainehumanities.org/speakers-checklist/wendy-smith/.
Saige M. Brages, local community liaison with Opiate-Totally free Island Task, will be at the celebration to reply issues and give informational materials. Opiate-Cost-free Island Project inbound links the Deer Isle-Stonington neighborhood to the most effective accessible hurt-reduction, therapy, and restoration aid programs and companies in the region. For more information and facts take a look at facebook.com/opiatefreeisland/.
Maine Speaks supports individuals and organizations all in excess of Maine who want to deliver men and women in their community alongside one another to understand from and converse with a gifted speaker and party chief who will share their know-how and lived encounter in engaging techniques. To learn extra visit: mainehumanities.org/application/maine-speaks/.
Opera Home Arts, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, was launched in 1999 to restore the 1912 Stonington Opera House, on the National Sign-up of Historic Areas, to its first role as a efficiency venue and a local community gathering area. We provide a 12 months-round program of specialist theater, new music, film, dance, educational courses, community functions, and a lot more. Performances get position in numerous venues, including the Stonington Opera House, the restored Burnt Cove Church Neighborhood Center, and at website-distinct places throughout Deer Isle and Stonington. Opera Property Arts’ applications serve all of Hancock County’s wintertime and summertime people and visitors, with a unique emphasis on the residents of Deer Isle and the Blue Hill Peninsula.