12 Sep 2022
From: Virginia Tech Recovery Community and Hokie Wellness
In honor of Recovery Month, the Virginia Tech Recovery Community and Hokie Wellness will present Joseph Green, a professional storyteller, award-winning spoken word artist, educator, narrative disruptor, and person in sustained recovery.
He advocates for and inspires those overcoming the disease of substance-use disorder through his keynote speeches and workshops. In his 20-year career, he has facilitated over 5000 workshops for people ranging from school-aged children to working adults on a variety of topics, including substance abuse, recovery, and mental health.
Green has traveled the country to work with youth and adults and has spoken for organizations such as the American Society of Addiction Medicine, Google, and Harvard Kennedy School’s Recovery Advocacy Project Organizing Institute.
He is currently featured in the documentary, "Tipping the Pain Scale," a film focused on the systemic failures and possible solutions for those struggling with addiction and our country’s epidemic of pain. As the chief executive officer of LMSvoice, an educational consulting and production company, Green utilizes the art of storytelling and creative writing to empower people to disrupt harmful narratives about themselves and others. A certified Peer Recovery Coach Trainer and certified Mindfulness Facilitator, Green started LMSvoice as an opportunity to collaborate with other powerful storytellers and leverage his years of experience with substance abuse, mental health, artivism, social justice, and more into meaningful social change.
On Sept. 14, from 12:15-1:45 p.m, Green will present "Courageous Spaces for Prevention and Recovery" for faculty and staff. The presentation will be held in room 2440 in the North End Center and is available by Zoom at https://virginiatech.zoom.us/j/88402330596.
On Sept. 14, from 6:30-9:30 p.m., view the documentary "Tipping the Pain Scale" in the GLC Auditorium. There will be the movie viewing, a question-and-answer session, and panel discussion with Green, Jon Dance and Mike Wade.
On Sept. 15, from 9-10:30 a.m. in McComas 198, Residential Well Being and student leaders, and collegiate recovery members are invited to "The Front Line-Prevention and Recovery Workshop."
On Sept. 15, from 7:30-9 p.m. in Lavery 330, join Green for "Creative Mindfullness: Self-Care and Burnout Prevention through artistic expression."
For more information, email [email protected].
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12 Sep 2022