… TO DRUGS OVER DINNER. Wait, what is Drugs Over Dinner? Drugs Over Dinner (DOD) is a national campaign to start community conversations over the dinner table about drugs and addiction.

When: Saturday, July 11, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Where: St. John’s Parish Hall (the space used for Loaves and Fishes)

Who’s coming to dinner? We’re inviting people from all walks of life – elected officials, people in recovery, people with family members struggling with addiction, and people involved in the criminal justice system. We’re pleased to say that the mayor has agreed to come. Everyone will sit at tables of 8 to 10 to have small group discussions during the meal.

OK, so what do I bring? It’s a potluck, so bring something. We’re not assigning people to specific courses or dishes, so bring whatever you want.

Anything else I should know? We are requesting that everybody try to RSVP so we have some idea of headcount. Find out how to RSVP by contacting the church office (607-273-6532 or the form at Contact Us). When you RSVP we – that’s Keri and co-organizer Jess – will respond with a short article to read and a short video to watch so that everyone has a common starting point for discussion.

Can I bring a guest? Yes, just mention it when you RSVP.

But what if I don’t know anything about addiction? That’s okay! Then you’re the perfect target audience. Although a lot of the people we’re inviting are policy makers and treatment providers and recovering addicts, the people who might benefit the most from this are those who have the least experience with addiction.

**This event is being sponsored by the Outreach Committee. For further information contact Scott Russell, Marcia Fort, Cora Yao, Florianna Blanton, or John Jackson.