Tuesday, February 22, 2022

'We Can Be Heroes' film event

5:30 PM to 9:00 PM
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 Michigan Theater: 603 E Liberty St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

 

This is a free event. Advance registration is required.

Event Schedule:

 
 
  • 5:30 pm - Recovery-related art show featuring local artists

  • 7:00 pm - Documentary film screening of 'We Can Be Heroes' Directed by Mike Ramsdell

  • 8:00 pm - Panel discussion on addiction stigma moderated by the U-M Addiction Center

  • All attendees will receive a free copy of the workbook; I’m Still a Person: The Stigma of Substance Use & Power of Respect

 

Tickets

  • Tickets are free and must be reserved in advance. Get tickets

 

Art Show & Call for Art

  • The art show is an opportunity for local artists who have struggled with substance use disorders, and their families and community members, to create art that reflects their experience and their hope. Learn more

  • Artist Submission Form

 

About the Film - We Can Be Heroes

  • The film's story follows Detroit’s own Taylor “Machine Gun” Duerr as he fights his way to a national boxing title inside the ring, while fighting the demons of his past heroin addiction out of the ring.

  • Watch the trailer.

 

Speakers Panel

Immediately following the film screening will be a panel discussion on addiction stigma moderated by Frederic C. Blow, Ph.D., Professor and Director, University of Michigan Addiction Center, Department of Psychiatry

Panelists

  • Matt Bell, Co-Founder Midwest Recovery Center & Team Recovery

  • Taylor Duerr, Professional Boxer, Father, and Person in Recovery 

  • Denise Ilitch, Detroit-area businessperson, lawyer, member of the University of Michigan Board of Regents

  • Lewei (Allison) Lin, M.D., M.S., Addiction Psychiatrist & Assistant Professor, Director of the Addiction Fellowship Program, U-M Addiction Center, Department of Psychiatry

  • Mike Ramsdell, Director & Producer, Under The Hood Productions

 

Stigma Workbook

      • All attendees will receive a free print copy of the workbook; I’m Still a Person: The Stigma of Substance Use & Power of Respect