Compassion versus Punishment: Can Addiction be Destigmatized?

Join the Currier Museum of Art and New Hampshire Humanities for a town hall that explores the stigmatization of people struggling with substance use disorder.

This event will provide a platform for a facilitated conversation that seeks to encourage a more active, collaborative, and inclusive community.  A diverse group of speakers will share their stories and then invite all to participate in the conversation. Event will include a special performance from Hope Ensemble Choir from Hope for Recovery and will be moderated by Emily Cargill, Carsey Fellow at New Hampshire Listens. Free, but seats are limited. Donations for a food drive to benefit NH Food Bank will be collected at the front door.

This event is part of a series of town hall discussions held in association with the exhibition We Are For Freedoms, and was funded by an New Hampshire Humanities Community Project Grant. Please go to the Currier Museum's website for more information on related events. 



For Freedoms (Hank Willis Thomas and Emily Shur in collaboration with Eric Gottesman and Wyatt Gallery of For Freedoms), Freedom from Want, 2018. Archival pigment print, 42 x 52.5 in. (image), edition 5/10. Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, NH. Museum Purchase: The Henry Melville Fuller Acquisition Fund, 2018.30