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Beyond Talbot Goes Purple…Fulfilling the Promise

October 24, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Invites Talbot County to a Panel Discussion and Q&A
With Easton’s Asbury United Methodist Church Choir
Opioid crisis: How We Got Here and How We Turn the Tide: Exploring healing and prevention models
DATE:  Tuesday, October 24, 7pm – 9pm
Doors Open at 6:15 p.m.
Avalon Theatre
40 East Dover Street
Easton, Maryland
Joe Gamble was sworn in as Sheriff of Talbot County in December of 2014 after serving with the Maryland State Police for over 27 years.  He served as a uniformed patrol trooper, undercover narcotics investigator, homicide investigator, and later as the commander of the state wide Maryland State Police Homicide Unit. He has worked in and supervised drug task forces on the Eastern Shore and still works with youth in this community and coaches lacrosse at Easton High School for the past 12 seasons.
Chaplain JoAnn Muller served as the Citywide Organizer for over 1,000 churches in Philadelphia for a Church Mobilization in the early 1990s. In 1997, she started working with those left destitute from addictions in the Philadelphia area called Badlands. Ted Koppel featured JoAnn on ABC News Nightline. She founded a discipleship home and program center for women in transition from the streets and prisons to a life of restoration, and served as Executive Director of New Hope For Women, Inc.
Bob Flores is a partner at Gammon & Grange law firm in Virginia. He served as Assistant District Attorney in Manhattan, the Criminal Division of the U. S. Justice Department, and as the longest tenured Senate confirmed Administrator of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention at the Department of Justice from 2002-2009. Mr. Flores has worked on victim witness issues, provided oversight on the Justice Department’s work on child witness advocates in courtrooms.
Kim Hopkins is the Executive Director of Talbot Special Riders which serves the disabled and sexually abused community in this area. Her programs are tailor-made for each group incorporating what works for her classes choosing appropriate equine exercises, arts, and games.  
Lynn Sanchez currently serves as a Mental Health First Aid trainer on the Eastern Shore. Her professional experience includes serving on the faculty of Chesapeake College as an assistant professor and coordinator of the Early Childhood Education Center.
Christine Dolan is Co-Founder of American Conversations. She is a broadcast and print investigative journalist, who has covered the transcriminality of human trafficking on the street and over the internet for over 17 years globally. Shelectures, investigates, and advises governments and business leaders on human trafficking.  She designed Hope for Healing – equine and art healing retreats for victims for survivors of child abuse and sex trafficking.
There is no cost to attend the event, but please make reservations online at americanconversations2017@gmail.com   or call 410-822-5322.


October 24, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Avalon Foundation
40 E Dover Street
Easton, MD 21601 United States
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(410) 822-0345
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