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Date and Location

April 16, 2024
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM ET
R-229 Carr Conference Room

Contact

847-636-2592
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Join the Mental Health and Drug Policy Caucus for a discussion on drug policy, addiction recovery services, and advocacy with Tera Hurst, Executive Director of Oregon's Health Justice Recovery Alliance. 

Tuesday, April 16th 
6:30 - 7:30pm ESTZOOMJoin us in RUBENSTEIN R-229 CARR CONFERENCE ROOM for a community screening for food, drinks, and networking.
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About The Health Justice Recovery Alliance (HJRA)
HJRA is a statewide advocacy organization that represents nearly 100 community-based organizations and addiction recovery service providers across the state. We work to improve Measure 110 implementation policies and practices, and to ensure that the law’s funding focuses on healing and restoring the communities most harmed by racist drug war policies: Black, Indigenous, Latino, Tribal, Native and other communities of color.
Measure 110 is ramping up investment in long-needed services across Oregon. Detox and recovery beds are being provided, new counseling staff are being hired, and people can access addiction and treatment services more quickly, closer to home, free of charge, and without fear of arrest. 


About Tera HurstTera is a leader devoted to sustainability and supporting people in recovery in Oregon. As HJRA’s Executive Director  she is helping lead the effort to implement Measure 110. Before starting HJRA she was the Executive Director of Renew Oregon where she successfully worked with the Governor, State Legislature, community groups, foundations, and businesses to pass the most ambitious climate action in Oregon’s history. Previously, Tera served as the Chief of Staff for the Mayor of Portland and in leadership roles in the Oregon State Legislature. Her career began in business, where she was a top-performing sales executive and was quickly promoted to be the youngest female sales manager in the company. Tera lives in SE Portland with her son Elliott and two ridiculously adorable dogs who frequently make appearances during Zoom meetings. Tera first moved to Portland when she was looking for a supportive, forward-looking place to raise her son and get a fresh start. She is proud to be in long-term recovery from alcoholism and addiction.


Zoom Link:

https://harvard.zoom.us/j/91844234529?pwd=ckFDM3UvNW1CR2EvL0lYZDhHNFgzZz09
Password: 688295


Speakers and Presenters

Tera Hurst, Executive Director of Oregon's Health Justice Recovery Alliance