As part of the ongoing Dorchester Goes Purple campaign, Chris Herren, a former professional basketball player, a voice on the topic of substance use prevention, and a wellness advocate will speak at 7pm on May 14 at Governor’s Hall at Sailwinds Park. Since 2009, Chris has spoken to more than 1 million students, athletes, and community members, sparking honest discussions on the topics of substance use disorder and wellness. A person in long-term recovery, Chris continues to share his story national with a renewed focus on prevention education and challenging audiences to rethink how we look at the disease of addiction — changing the focus from the last day to the first. Chris will be appearing at the high school and middle school during the day and doing one general public presentation at Governors Hall. This event is free and open to the public, but please RSVP to register to attend online here.
Address: 200 Byrn St., Cambridge, MD
This is part of a series of events at Sailwinds Park on Cambridge’s waterfront.