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Sierra College Lecture Series Looks at Drug Use

The Sierra College Nevada County Campus film and lecture series is presenting the 2010 drama film, A Winter’s Bone on Tuesday February 28th. The film is an adaptation of the Daniel Woodrell’s 2006 novel about drug abuse in a small rural town. Assistant Professor of Physical Education Heather Eubanks chose the film, she says because of a number of stories of drug abuse among her students living in Nevada County.

“The film, Winter’s Bone relates to kind of one family’s story in a small, kind of rural community as far as how it’s been affected by drug use. In my experience, being kind of new to the area, coming from the greater Los Angeles area, I’ve learned very quickly what a problem that is in this community and I’ve heard from the students, semester after semester, the trials and tribulations that they and their families go through.”

Following the film presentation a panel of speakers will further discuss the resources in our community for those who may be coping with the effects of drugs abuse.

“We have the current judge that sits on the drug court, we also have a counselor from Common Goals, we have someone come in from CORR and the event is also co-sponsored by the Coalition for a Drug Free Nevada County. And then in addition, we’re going to have a couple of students share their stories and how it relates to them as students and also people in this community.”

The event at the Nevada County campus of Sierra college will be from 7 to 9 pm in room N12-103 in the multipurpose center, located at 250 Sierra College Drive, in Grass Valley   the doors open at 6pm. Due to the subject matter   the presentation and discussion will be limited to ages 17 and above. Admission is free, parking is $2. A Suggested tax deductable donation of $5 is suggested.

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