Half a Million Steps: Documentary screening and panel discussion

October 2019

The National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC), Social Policy Research Centre (SPRC), Kirby Institute (KI) and Centre for Social Research in Health (CSRH) are hosting a free screening of the documentary Half a Million Steps followed by a panel discussion at UNSW Sydney on Monday, 18 November 2019.

In October 2018, a group of 100 people participated in the Long Walk to Treatment, a Uniting Church initiative to raise awareness of the lack of drug treatment services in regional NSW. The Long Walk to Treatment was a trek from Dubbo in central-west NSW to Sydney that delivered an open letter to NSW Parliament urging that effective drug treatment be available to all.

The journey was filmed for a powerful documentary, Half a Million Steps that shares the personal stories behind a movement to reform drug laws and policy and make treatment available to all.

The documentary screening will be followed by a panel discussion facilitated by Professor Alison Ritter, Director of the Drug Policy Modelling Program at SPRC, UNSW Sydney.

Panellists include:

  • Dr Suzie Hudson, Clinical Director, The Network of Alcohol and other Drugs Agencies (NADA)
  • Professor Carla Treloar, Director, CSRH and SPRC, UNSW Sydney
  • Ms Liz Gal, Personal Coach, Recovery Advocate and AOD Support Worker
  • Dr Kerry Chant, Chief Health Officer and Deputy Secretary, Population and Public Health, NSW Health

Half a Million Steps: Documentary screening and panel discussion
Date: Monday, 18 November 2019
Time: 6.00pm – 8.00pm
Location: The Roundhouse, Anzac Parade, Kensington, NSW 2052
Cost: Free
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