Recovery Rally Colorado Springs In Person 9/25 9a-12n
115 E Platte Ave
115 E Platte Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80903, USA
The Colorado Springs Recovery Rally is Free to the public!!
It happens Saturday September 25th at Acacia Park 9am-12n in Colorado Springs .
We hope you will stop by to say hello to the providers and recovery programs or to enjoy the lineup of recovery warriors we have assembled.
We have a different location this year and a different outlook. We are hoping to provided evidence in downtown Colorado Springs that recovery is real and it works.
This Year's National Recovery Month Theme:
What is Recovery Month?
Now in its 32nd year, Recovery Month celebrates the gains made by those in recovery, just as we celebrate improvements made by those who are managing other health conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, asthma, and heart disease.
Each September, Recovery Month works to promote and support new evidence-based treatment and recovery practices, the emergence of a strong and proud recovery community, and the dedication of service providers and community members across the nation who make recovery in all its forms possible.
This year in Colorado Springs, the Recovery Rally will take place on Saturday September 25th @ Acacia Park downtown from 9a-12n.
There will be music, recovery stories, fun, fellowship, and access to resources.
Attendance is free- You can register here to get a display table to promote your services.
Guest Speaker -Marcus Weaver
Survivor, Community Leader, Business Owner, Marcus Weaver has received various National, State, and Local awards in recognition of his 15 years of outstanding work with marginalized populations and community development.
Marcus's passion is educating and teaching life skills to people experiencing homelessness, incarceration, and returning citizens. Over the years, Marcus has created a curriculum that connects his past trials and tribulations to the struggles of today. Through his work at The Community Outreach Services Center located in Five Points, Marcus facilitates vocational workshops with an emphasis on interviewing skills, identifying obstacles/barriers, and vocational training to help ensure a successful and warm return to the community; he also helps individuals maintain housing and move into self-sufficiency.
His company, Lower the Barrier, is focused on creating and developing social enterprises that provide economic opportunities for marginalized individuals. Using his decades of direct experience with the formerly incarcerated, veterans, displaced workers, seniors, and, people with developmental disabilities; Lower the Barrier offers tailor-made entrepreneur development, career preparation workshops, and employment placement for all individuals, no matter what their background or barriers into gainful employment opportunities across the Denver Metro Area.
He is a national keynote speaker and the author of the bestselling book, "Chosen to Forgive", about his journey before and after the Aurora Theater Shooting.
Marcus makes his community a better place by staying involved; in his spare time, he serves on community boards, lends his voice to social issues, volunteers at his local dog park, and works with survivors of mass shootings. more info here
Additional Speaker *** Becky J (28 years) Sharing a bit of her story
MORE TO COME
Speaker*** Carmen Jackson
Carmen Jackson is a woman living in long term recovery as well as a
Colorado Certified Peer and Family Specialist and a CCAR Recovery Coach.
She is trained in MAT, Harm Reduction, Choices in Recovery, CRAFT and Mental Health First Aid.
She uses over 17 years lived experience in substance use disorder, trauma and justice system involvement
to support and encourage others in their recovery.
She says, "Peer support is my calling. It's always come naturally to me.
Through helping others in their recovery I continually learn and grow in my own recovery. Recovery opened my heart.
Now I see possibilities, where I used to see problems. The love I have for the 'me' I've found in recovery is something I want others to feel.
I create the joy I want. I have every desire to share this joy."
Speaker Tami Canaday
Tami, Owner/Founder of Wagon Coffee, identifies as a Recovery Advocate and Loved One of an Addict. Her husband, Ryan, is 8+ years sober. She has witnessed the beautiful transformation of recovery through him and within their marriage. In 2018, Ryan and Tami launched a nonprofit called FREE—for Addicts, loved ones of Addicts, and spiritual refugees. They create space for healing, recovery, and spiritual connection.Because of FREE, Tami learned more about women in recovery, their stories, the alarming and increasing addiction stats, and the hardships they face as WOMEN in recovery; 5.7% of women have a substance use disorder in the United States. She also discovered some staggering COVID-19 statistics...according to a Journal of American Medical Report (JAMA) report Women, in particular, exhibited a 41% increase in alcohol consumption over a 2019 baseline. Tami decided to do something, in the midst of a pandemic, to help women in recovery. And it just so happens [ironically enough] that 90% of recovering addicts and alcoholics drink coffee! Wagon Coffee was founded in 2020 by Tami Canaday in response to the critical need for assistance for those afflicted with alcohol and drug addiction. So, along comes wagon coffee...Why “Wagon”?! It comes from the century old saying, when you are sober, you are “on the wagon”. They are “being the wagon” by guiding women in recovery towards wholeness by providing second chances through employment, encouragement, & empowerment.Together Ryan and Tami are immersed in the process of offering healing, wholeness, inclusivity, & sustainability. Join them in being part of the solution.
Speaker *** Corporal Hondo Underwood/Warrior Now
Speaker - Jeffrey Riley/ Summit Healing
Speakers Bryan Edwards/James Mobley Diversus Health
Speaker- Leon Stewart-Springs Recovery Connection ER Recovery Coach
Vocalist *** Marilyn Songbird Shelton shares her voice
Marilyn A. Shelton was born and raised in the small town of Gould in Arkansas.
She has been singing for as long as she can remember.
Gospel music is her foundation as she grew up singing in the church choir.
You can hear this powerful influence in every genre she sings including Neo-Soul and R&B.
Music and MC= DJ D-Smooth
Fresh Coffee provided by Wagon Coffee Roasters:
*** just some of our supporters
You can register here to have access to a popup and bring a display table to promote your services for $25. Please use the tickets feature. Include your contact information so we may verify and access your logo.
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