Date: 
Sunday, September 20, 2020 - 2:30pm to Sunday, November 1, 2020 - 2:30pm
Location: 
Online (synchronous meetings)
Instructor: 
Graham MacIndoe and Susan Stellin
Available Seats: 
Pre-registration online is required

Telling the Story of Addiction & Recovery

This course examines how storytellers have addressed addiction and recovery and how those narratives can be presented in a more balanced and nuanced way by addressing how those struggling with addiction, like other marginalized communities, have historically been stigmatized and misrepresented.

Medical professionals and community leaders in treatment and harm reduction, as well as people who have personal experience with addiction and recovery, will engage closely with journalists, photographers, artists, and RIT students in this online workshop. Together, they will seek ways to generate a more complex set of stories about addiction and recovery that help to help break down stigma, question stereotypes, and change how we treat people who need help.

We hope to offer this workshop again in the future. Email RIT’s Center for Engaged Storycraft at ces@rit.edu or lxsgla@rit.edu if you are interested in more information about future dates.