For the 5th year running CAPE TOWN will walk to celebrate Recovery from alcoholism, addiction and mental illness.
*** IN 2019 WE ARE CHANGING OUR ROUTE ***
When we walk together to celebrate recovery we raise awareness, challenge stigma & strengthen community. Ultimately celebrating recovery from alcoholism, addiction and mental illness make us stronger.
Being in recovery is not a requirement to be part of the Recovery Walk in Cape Town.
Being supportive if recovery is.
This is an opportunity for anyone in recovery, their family and friends to show up and shout out for recovery. It is an opportunity for anyone who works in the field of healthcare to join in and celebrate together to show that we do recover.
Celebrating Recovery. Together Our Voices Are Stronger.
We walk to show that recovery from alcoholism, addiction and mental illness is a lived reality in millions of people’s lives here in Cape Town and throughout the world.
We walk to show that we are real people and that there are a diversity of recovery solutions.
We walk to counter the shame and stigma and to challenge any public attempt to dehumanise, objectify and demonise people with alcoholism, addiction and mental illness.
We walk to celebrate our own and other’s recoveries, to recognise the people who work within the field of healthcare and to show our solidarity with international recovery movements.
Celebrating its 30th year in 2019, September is Global Recovery Month.
As recovery communities throughout the world we are encouraged to walk to be visible and to show our support for recovery from alcoholism, addiction and mental illness.
!!! SEPTEMBER IS RECOVERY MONTH !!!
CAPE TOWN RECOVERY EVENTS:
Join us as we celebrate Global Recovery Month with these events leading up to the
5th Recovery Walk in Cape Town!
SUNDAY 8 SEPTEMBER – POSTER PAINTING – 12H30-17H00 – CAPE TOWN DRUG COUNSELLING CENTRE (CTDCC) 1 ROMAN ROAD – OBSERVATORY https://www.facebook.com/events/POSTER PAINTING
SATURDAY 14 SEPTEMBER – FREE SCREENING – GENERATION FOUND – 14H00 – THE BERTHA MOVIE HOUSE – ISIVIVANA CENTRE – 8 MZALA STREET – KHAYELITSHA https://www.facebook.com/FREE SCREENING
WEDNESDAY 18 SEPTEMBER – FREE SCREENING – GENERATION FOUND – 18H00 – THE LABIA THEATRE – 68 ORANGE STREET, CAPE TOWN https://www.facebook.com/events/FREE SCREENING
RECOVERY WALK CAPE TOWN (Full day event)
Join 100’s of people in recovery, their families and friends for the biggest gathering of recovering people in Cape Town as we walk in Athlone, celebrating and advocating recovery from alcoholism, addiction and mental illness.
DATE: HERITAGE DAY TUESDAY 24 SEPTEMBER
VENUE: JOSEPH STONE AUDITORIUM – KLIPFONTEIN ROAD – ATHLONE
09h30 – Arrive – for those with cars there is secure parking & share you ride 😉
10h30 – Official Opening in the Auditorium.
11h30 – RECOVERY WALK begins promptly.
13h00 – Arrive back at Joseph Stone Auditorium
14h00 – FREE SCREENING – GENERATION FOUND (USA) – in the Auditorium
ALL DAY EVENTS on the same day 🙂
Open Stage musicians/speakers/poets – food and refreshments – Movie Tent Free Screening a Shoot the Breeze production SPIRITUALITY IN RECOVERY (SA) and THE ANONYMOUS PEOPLE (USA) – Joseph Stone Auditorium Dance Group – Our stories recording booth – Stalls with recovery information and support from NPO’s, PBO’s and local/national government organisations.
!!! SHAME, BLAME AND STIGMA FREE !!!