The Alano Club is hosting a ‘movie night’. The movie “The Anonymous People” will be shown on a 32 inch flat screen TV. Anyone interested is invited. The Unity Committee of Alano is hosting the event – there will likely be some popcorn floating around.
WHEN: Saturday, November 15, 2014, 9:30 PM (Immediately following the 8:00 Open Speakers Meeting.
WHERE: The Alano Club of St. Joseph.
401 S. 11th Street
Saint Joseph, Missouri 64501
THE ANONYMOUS PEOPLE is a feature documentary film about the 23.5 million Americans living in long-term recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs. Deeply entrenched social stigma and discrimination have kept recovery voices silent and faces hidden for decades. The vacuum created by this silence has been filled by sensational mass media depictions of people in active addiction that continue to perpetuate a lurid public fascination with the dysfunctional side of what is a preventable and treatable health condition. Just like women with breast cancer, or people with HIV/AIDS, courageous addiction recovery advocates are starting to come out of the shadows to tell their true stories. The moving story of The Anonymous People is told through the faces and voices of the leaders, volunteers, corporate executives, and celebrities who are laying it all on the line to save the lives of others just like them. This passionate new public recovery movement is fueling a changing conversation that aims to transform public opinion, and finally shift problematic policy toward lasting recovery solutions.