Presented by The Facing Project in partnership with Meridian Hill Pictures

8 Above presents

The First Step (film)

Muncie Civic Theatre Mainstage
March 18th at 6:00pm

In a divided America, progressive activist and political commentator Van Jones controversially works across party lines on landmark criminal justice reform and a more humane response to the addiction crisis.

Attempting to be a bridge builder in a time of extreme polarization takes Van and a coalition of unlikely allies deep into the inner workings of a divisive administration, internal debates within both parties, and the lives of frontline activists fighting for their communities.

Panel discussion to follow the film featuring:

Jeff Hansard
Chief Probation Officer, Delaware County Probation

WaTasha Barnes Griffin
CEO, YWCA of Central Indiana

Ryan P. Brown, MD, FAAFP, FASAM
Medical Director of Addiction Services, IUH East Central Region

Kellie Arrowood
Community Member

Neil Kring
Pastor; Team Leader for the Muncie Harm-Reduction

Cory Matters, LSW, CAPRC-I
Social Worker and Certified Addiction Peer Recovery Coach

Jean Marie Place, MSW, MPH, PhD
Director of Community Research for the Addictions Coalition of Delaware County

Ro Selvey
Muncie City Council

Jeff Stanley
Chief Deputy, Delaware County Sheriff's Office

J.R. Jamison (Moderator)
Co-Founder and President, The Facing Project

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$10 Admission