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Dr. Carl Hart to speak on science of addiction Tuesday at Wealthy Theatre

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"The Black Perspective" ft. Dr. Carl Hart at Wealthy Theatre on April 1 is a free event.

Event Info

The Black Perspective

featuring Carl Hart, Ph.D

"The Science of Addiction"

Wealthy Theatre

April 1, 2014

5:45 p.m. (curtain)

5:15 p.m. (doors)

Free to the public

Event duration: 90 minutes


Made possible by:

Spectrum Health

African American Heritage Fund

Well House

American Civil Liberties Union

Grand Rapids Community Foundation

GRCC Black Student Union

The Red Project

Wealthy Theatre

and GR Community Media Center

"One of Wealthy Theatre's most critical roles in this community is to advance dialog," says Wealthy Theatre director Erin Wilson, "and thanks to an almost unbelievable collaboration of partners, that's what we're doing on Tuesday."

The public is invited free of charge to hear Carl Hart, Ph.D., speak about the science of addiction on Tuesday at Wealthy Theatre in the Peter Wege Auditorium at 5:45 p.m. (doors at 5:15 p.m.).

"Thanks to the support of Spectrum Health and the African American Heritage Fund, the community can also watch a live video feed, streaming on the Wealthy Theatre website in real time," Wilson says.

Hart appears as a guest of the regular Wealthy Theatre program, The Black Perspective - which is recorded live at the theater and broadcast regularly on GRTV, a service of the Grand Rapids Community Media Center (CMC).

Hart will speak candidly about lessons from 22 years of research in the science of drug addiction. Hart is an associate professor in the departments of Psychology and Psychiatry at Columbia University, a research scientist in the Division of Substance Abuse at the New York State Psychiatric Institute, a member of the National Advisory Council on Drug Abuse and he serves on the board of directors of the College on Problems of Drug Dependence and the Drug Policy Alliance.

Hart is the author of the ground breaking book "High Price: A Neuroscientist's Journey of Self-Discovery That Challenges Everything You know About Drugs and Society" and was featured in the award-winning documentary "The House I Live In."

Tuesday's free event is made possible by The Black Perspective, Spectrum Health, Well House, Grand Rapids Community Foundation (GRCF), American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Grand Rapids Community College Black Student Union (BSU), The Red Project, Grand Rapids Community Media Center and Wealthy Theatre.

Seating is first come, first served. The live stream (made possible by GRTV, through support from event partners) will begin immediately at 5:45 p.m.

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