Health & Hope: The People's Overdose Prevention Day

Charlotte, NC | September 23-24, 2022

Health & Hope: The People’s Overdose Prevention Day

September 23-24, 2022 | Sugaw Creek Recreation Center, Charlotte, NC

With the support of Healthy Blue and Sunrise Community for Recovery and Wellness, Inc.PRISM is partnering with two Charlotte-based non-profits: The Center for Prevention Services and Opt Out, a program under Carolinas CARE Partnership, to present a FREE Family-Friendly event for anyone impacted by or diagnosed with Opioid Use Disorder (OUD), Substance Use Disorder (SUD), including the mental health impacts of these disorders.
Health & Hope is dedicated to providing support, resources, educational training, and initiatives to overcome the stigma associated with Opioid/Substance Use in an open-minded, family-oriented environment.
This event will be presented in Spanish and was specifically developed to speak to the realities of Hispanic and LatinX families and communities.
This event will include:
  • FREE Health Screenings
  • FREE Photography – family portraits, headshots, and more!
  • Family-Friendly activities
  • Live Music
  • Inclusive & Informative presentations
  • And much more!


Health & Hope Registration

Health & Hope Registration

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FREE photo sessions will be available during the event. Would you be interested, and if so, please provide details. (Sesiones de fotos GRATIS estarán disponibles durante el evento. ¿Le interesaría, y si es así, por favor proporcione detalles.)


Friday, September 23 | 6:00 – 7:30 | VIRTUAL

Speaker Session Name Language
Marilyn Shannon Welcome, Introduce Leslie English
Leslie Dill Welcome, Statistics, Community Partners, Introduce Council Member Marjorie Molina English
Marjorie Molina Pre-recorded Video Primarily Spanish, some English
Marilyn Shannon Introduce Ricardo English
Ricardo Torres His work & Alianza, Introduce Kevin Spanish
Kevin Thomas Spoken Word, DEI English
Marilyn Shannon Thank Kevin, Introduce Maria English
Maria Bohorquez Sharing her story of losing her daughter, lack of resources in her area Spanish
Ricardo Torres Closing Out Spanish & English

Saturday, September 24 | 10:00 – 4:00

Time Speaker Session Name Language Duration
10:00 AM Marilyn, Leslie, and Ricardo Welcome, Introduce Lorena English 5-6 minutes
10:15 AM Lorena I Gonzalez Substance Use and Abuse in Latinx Teens Spanish 30 minutes
10:50 AM Marilyn Shannon Introduce Salim & Theresa English 5 minutes
10:55 AM Salim Uqdah & Theresa E. Viera Mental Health, Family Law, and Substance Recovery & Supporting Loved Ones in Recovery English 30 minutes
11:30 AM Leslie Dill Introduce Daniela and Stefania English 5 minutes
11:35 AM Daniela Andrade & Stefania Arteaga ACLU/Documentation Spanish 30 minutes
12:05 PM LUNCH Frozen Kups Food Truck featuring frozen treats and more (click for menu) 30 minutes
12:35 PM Marilyn Shannon Introduce Chuck English 5 minutes
12:35: PM Chuck Manning Sr. Creating Change in Our Community English 30 minutes
1:10 PM Leslie Dill Introduce Ricardo English 5 minutes
1:15 PM Ricardo Torres & Chary Caraballo Alianza, Allliance Healthcare, and ways to get involved Spanish 30 minutes
1:50 PM Leslie Dill Introducing UNC Charlotte Latina Sorority Panel English 5 minutes
1:55 PM UNC Charlotte Latina Sorority Education experience and other stories Spanish 30 minutes
2:15 PM Mirabel Madrigal Appearance! Meet Mirabel 60 minutes
2:30 PM Marilyn Shannon Introduce Alba Sanchez English 5 minutes
2:35 PM Alba Sanchez Personal Story Spanish 30 minutes
3:10 PM Ricardo Torres Introduce Leslie Dill English 5 minutes
3:15 PM Leslie Dill & Ariel Talts LGBTQ+ Topics & Language, Promise Resource Network Overview English, then Spanish 30 minutes
3:45 PM Ricardo Torres Farewell English & Spanish 5 minutes

Thank you to our Partners & Sponsors!

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