Half A Million Steps Screening – Parramatta Mission

Half A Million Steps Screening – Parramatta Mission

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19 Sep 2019
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Leigh Memorial Church


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You’re invited to a special screening of Half a Million Steps at Parramatta Mission

Screening of the documentary followed by a panel discussion.

Register here (Refreshments provided)

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In October 2018, as part of the Fair Treatment campaign, 100 people walked the 500,000 steps from Dubbo, in Western NSW, to deliver a message to NSW Parliament in Sydney – highlighting how far a person in regional NSW may have to travel to reach the drug treatment they need. This Long Walk to Treatment has now been made into a powerful and moving documentary called Half A Million Steps and tells the personal stories behind a movement to reform drug laws and policy and make treatment available to all.

The people of Parramatta Mission and Bidwill Uniting are featured in this documentary and were both stops on the Long Walk to Treatment.

Join us for a community screening and a special panel discussion on this issue which affects so many Australians every year. On the panel, CEO of Parramatta Mission, Rev Keith Hamilton will be joined by Dr Marianne Jauncey, Medical Director of Uniting’s Medically Supervised Injecting Centre in Kings Cross, and a members of the local Parramatta and Bidwill communities with lived experience of this issue.

For more information, contact Alex Hogan (ahogan@uniting.org) or Amelia Pereira (amelia.pereira@parramattamission.org.au).

Watch the trailer for Half a Million Steps here and visit the Fair Treatment website for more information on the campaign and documentary.



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