The Northampton Arts Council works to support and nurture the arts in the city of Northampton. The Council awards grants twice each year to artists and arts groups from both state and locally-raised funds, and seeks to improve public awareness of the arts. Its' goals include maintaining and preserving the rich and diverse cultural heritage of Northampton, programming such annual events of interest to the community as First Night Northampton and Transperformance.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Live Community Forum: It Won't Happen to Me: Heroin Addiction in the Valley

WHAT: Live Community Forum: It Won't Happen to Me: Heroin Addiction in the Valley
WHEN: Wednesday, January 24 6-9:00 PM
WHERE: Broadcasting from The Parlor Room, 32 Masonic Street, Northampton
                Tune in to listen live at WHMP 96.9FM or stream online at 

WHMP presents a live broadcast community forum on the human side of the heroin crisis: “It Won’t Happen to Me.” No doctors, no police or prosecutors, no experts. Just real people who have been affected by opioid addiction. Guests include recovering addicts Deb Wyand and Kali McConnell of Northampton Recovery Center; behavioral resource nurse Khadijah Tuitt; and Henry Brown of Northampton, whose son Patrick died of an overdose in 2016.

All are invited to attend live as WHMP broadcasts from The Parlor Room, 32 Masonic Street, Northampton from 6-9 p.m. on Wednesday, January 24. Tune in to listen to the live broadcast on WHMP 96.9FM or stream online at The forum will be rebroadcast Thursday, January 25th, from 7-9 a.m.

This live two-hour panel discussion will be moderated by Denise Vozella and Bob Flaherty, who will talk about his son's addiction and ongoing recovery.

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