Glenn Sterner opioids

A Community Conversation at Penn State Abington

NEW DATE ANNOUNCED! Monday, March 18 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Hear Joelle Anderson's story and discuss solution-based practices to reduce stigma and barriers to recovery in our community.
Share Your Opioid Story is a movement to help tell the stories behind the statistics of the opioid crisis. Sharing these stories can help give others hope, dispel myths, and decrease stigma.

The Share your Opioid Story initiative is hosting this Community Conversation to educate others on the realities of this critical community issue, address stigma associated with substance use disorders, and reduce barriers for people with substance use disorder by raising awareness of the many ways this issue affects individuals, families, and communities.

During this workshop event, local partners will discuss solutions to combat stigma in the community and discuss ways each of us can address stigma. Share your opioid story or simply to learn more about how people can work together to address the issues facing our communities.

Participants in the event include:

  • Glenn Sterner, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, Penn State Abington 
  • Damian J. Fernandez, Chancellor, Penn State Abington
  • The Rev. Dr. Lorina Marshall Blake, President of Independence Blue Cross Foundation 
  • Carla Sofronski, Program Manager of Adult Advocacy at Mental Health Partnerships 
  • Lisa Kelley, Advocate and Founder of Epidemic Weavings. 
  • Joelle Anderson, Share Your Opioid Story Participant 

Date: Monday, March 18, 2019

Time: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Location: Lares Union Building, Penn State Abington


About Penn State Abington

Penn State Abington provides an affordable, accessible, and high-impact education resulting in the success of a diverse student body. It is committed to student success through innovative approaches to 21st century public higher education within a world-class research university. With nearly 4,000 students, Penn State Abington is a residential campus that offers baccalaureate degrees in 19 majors, undergraduate research, the Schreyer honors program, NCAA Division III athletics, and more.