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Social Justice Book Club: Dopesick

January 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Anyone is welcome to attend any one of the discussions in our Social Justice Book Club series.

See below for information on how to purchase the book at a discount at your local non-profit literary book seller, Bookmarks.


In this masterful work, Beth Macy takes us into the epicenter of America’s twenty-plus year struggle with opioid addiction. From distressed small communities in Central Appalachia to wealthy suburbs; from disparate cities to once-idyllic farm towns; it’s a heartbreaking trajectory that illustrates how this national crisis has persisted for so long and become so firmly entrenched.


RISE is pleased to announce that Ms. Kerry Sigler will be joining us to facilitate our discussion. Kerri is a NC licensed attorney with her own defense firm in downtown Winston Salem. In 2017 she founded Phoenix Rising of Winston Salem, Inc, a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to battling addiction. Under her leadership, Phoenix, in collaboration with the city of Winston-Salem, funded the restart of Winston Salem’s Adult Drug Treatment Court, which had been absent since 2011. Kerri serves as the pro bono defense attorney for the Drug Treatment Court. Kerri is the single mom of an adopted, special needs son and five dogs. She also fosters dogs and puppies through AARF in Winston and ARFP in Greensboro. Her home is affectionately referred to as “The Jungle.”


In order for us to use their beautiful new space, Bookmarks asks that at least some of our participants purchase the book from them. Bonus reasons to buy your books from Bookmarks:
– they offer us a 20% on our book club reads. Use the code 20OFFBOOKCLUB online, or mention us at checkout in their new store.
– Bookmarks is a non-profit organization – all store proceeds support local literacy programs
– The connection to Footnotes means you can grab something to eat and a enjoy a tasty beverage during our discussion..

Buy the book in the store, or online:

You can purchase an ebook version of the book and read it on your mobile device using the Kobo app – while still supporting Bookmarks’ mission. https://www.bookmarksnc.org/kobo-e-books

As luck would have it, the author will be speaking at Bookmarks on January 17 so anyone able to attend that event will be able to bring insights to our discussion the following week.


January 24
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


634 W. 4th St. #110
Winston-Salem, NC 27101 United States
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