Opening Remarks
08:35 Peter Gaumond, Senior Policy Analyst, White House Office of National Drug Control Policy
08:40 Mark Sanders LCSW, CADC, CEO of On The Mark Consulting and Founder of the Museum of African American Addictions Treatment and Recovery
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Session I: Recovery Science and Community Mobilization
08:55 Corrie Vilsaint, PhD, Principle Investigator, Recovery Research Institute, Harvard Medical School:
09:15 Anita Bradley, MSW, LSW, LICDC-CS, CEO and founder, Northern Ohio Recovery Association"Reversing Stigma as a Mechanism to Activate Communities Around Best Practices"
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Session II: Recovery Community Organization, Legacies, and Stigma
09:35 Tony Sanchez, Director of Partnerships, Faces and Voices of Recovery"Needs of Recovery Community Organizations Overview of Opioid Epidemic in the Black Community"
09:55 Michael E. Johnson, LMSW, CPRC, CPRM, Detroit Recovery Project, INC"Recovery with Dignity"
10:15 LeRoy Brown: "Eradicating Stigma In Black Communities through Innovative Strategies to Create Best Practices"
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Session III: Faith
10:45 Akousa Dankwah, MPH, DrPH Class of 2022, Recovery Research Institute: "The Intersection of Church Clergy and Recovery Community Centers in Tackling the Opioid Use Disorder Crisis"
11:05 Pastor Monica DeLaurentis, ICCM Life Center"The 4 T's"
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Afternoon Session Opening Remarks
12:00 Jerome Adams, MD; Former U.S. Surgeon General, Purdue Presidential Fellow and Executive Director of Health Equity Initiatives
12:05 H. Westley Clark, MD, JD, MPH; Dean’s Executive Professor of Public Health at Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, California
12:10 Will Aklin, PhD, Health Scientist Administrator/ Director Behavioral Treatment Program, NIH/NIDA
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Panel Discussion

Innovative Ways to
● Reverse Stigma in the Black Community
● Create Best Practices to Address Opioid Use Disorder in the Black Community

Panel participants
● Willie Pearl Evans, MAPL
● Allegra Comas, ACSW, MA, Friendly Housing Los Angeles
● LeRoy Brown, Twin Cities Recovery Project, INC.
● Nate Hurse, MSW, MBA, LICSW, LADC, Vice President of Minnesota Certification Board and Vice President of the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA)

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Calls to Action from Breakouts

Breakout leaders discuss one or two concrete recommendations for action

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Session IV: Recovery Support Services for Pregnant and Parenting Women
02:35 Dora Dantzler-Wright, BS, CADC, NCRS, CPRS, RCT; Chicago Recovering Communities Coalition:
02:55 Bobbie Bledsoe, BSW, CPSS; Greater Louisville Recovery Project: "Black, Pregnant, Substance Abuse and Unheard: Breaking the Silence and Removing Treatment Barriers to Heal Future Generations"
03:15 Rev. Jan Brown, MSC, RCP, CPRS; SpiritWorks Foundation Center for the Soul:
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