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The First Day Film Screening I Q&A with Chris Herren
The First Day film premiered on ESPN on July 16, 2019 and since then a conversation has started in school systems and communities across the country on the topics of substance use and mental wellness with a focus on the beginning. Join us for a screening of The First Day film followed by a Q&A with Chris Herren, filmmaker Jonathan Hock and our nonprofit partners to mark the 1-Year release of the film.

Jul 16, 2020 07:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Chris Herren
Speaker & Wellness Advocate
From speaking to helping individuals navigate a path to recovery, Chris Herren has dedicated his life to helping others. Since 2009, he has founded Herren Talks, Herren Wellness and Herren Project with the goal of empowering people on their journey to recovery and wellness. chrisherren.com
Jonathan Hock
Filmmaker / Director @Hock Films
An award winning documentarian, Jonathan Hock directed the ESPN Films 30 for 30 featuring Chris Herren “Unguarded” prior to joining forces with Chris again for The First Day. He has been awarded 11 Emmy awards for his work in film. hockfilms.com
Kevin Mikolazyk I Creighton Drury
@Herren Project Executive Director I @Partnership To End Addiction CEO
HERREN PROJECT: A nonprofit partner on the film, Herren Project is an organization founded by Chris Herren in 2011 focused on treatment, recovery and prevention of substance use disorder. A person in long-term recovery, Kevin Mikolazyk joined the team at Herren Project in 2012 and was formally named Executive Director in December of 2017. herrenproject.org PARTNERSHIP TO END ADDICTION: A nonprofit partner on the film, Partnership to End Addiction is an organization dedicated to effectively addressing addiction systemically on a national scale. Its work focuses on providing personalized support and resources for families impacted by addiction, and on mobilizing policymakers and health care professionals to take action in strengthening addiction care and policy. Creighton brings decades of public service leadership focused on achieving greater impact on issues affecting young people and families. drugfree.org