WHO: Drop The Drugs, Inc and the Psi Zeta (Fort Worth, Texas) Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
WHAT: Film screening of “Discarded Things” with special guest Karen Abercrombie. writer, actress, producer
WHEN: October 29, 2022, 12 pm-4 pm CST on DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
WHERE: Fort Worth Botanic Gardens, Azalea Room, 1700 University Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76107
WHY: Drop The Drugs™ is a registered 501(c)3 public charity committed to educating consumers about substance abuse prevention. Our Strategic Objectives include:
PREVENTING poisonings and overdose;
PREVENTING addiction from prescription meds improperly stored in the home; and
PROTECTING the environment and the public from the harmful effects of pharmaceutical pollution.
ABOUT THE EVENT
Drop the Drugs, Inc works with community partners in the DFW community such as the Dallas Division of the DEA, local government, and law enforcement to raise awareness about prescription medication misuse, abuse, and disposal. Ms. Abercrombie has a long list of stage, TV, and film credits to her name and recently added producer to her list of credits. She co-wrote and produced her first feature film, “Discarded Things” through her new film production company, Earth Mother Entertainment. Drop the Drugs president and founder, Dr. mOe Anderson, interviewed with Abercrombie, in 2021. Abercrombie is best known for her portrayal of the eighty-year-old, prayer warrior, Miss Clara, in the faith-based film, “War Room”. She received a Dove Award and a Movie Guide, Grace Award for her performance in that film.
The critically acclaimed movie “Discarded Things” deftly demonstrates the life-changing impact of using drugs to self-medicate through grief:
“When tragedy disrupts the life of esteemed music professor Grace Wyatt (Karen Abercrombie), she is ejected from her lavish academic world. She retreats to substance abuse to cope and takes a position teaching at-risk youth.”
Ms. Abercrombie has committed to attending the screening and speaking about her career. Drop the Drugs and Psi Zeta will host the event, and pharmacy students from UNTHSC’s Black Professional Pharmacy Association (BPPA) will distribute our educational resources and provide information on how to dispose of medications year-round at DEA-approved drop-off sites. The Tarrant County Sheriff’s Department is providing a Deputy and DEA-approved disposal containers at the location. Attendees can participate in the National Take Back Day and see a feature film at no cost. The focus will be on asking people to clean their drug cabinets of unused, unneeded, and expired medications and bring the drugs to the drop-off (pending law enforcement cooperation).
We do not plan to charge admission. The event will be funded by sponsorships and in-kind donations.
ABOUT DROP THE DRUGS, INC.
Drop the Drugs, Inc was founded in 2018 as a community service initiative. A year later we incorporated as a public charity with state and federal exemptions. Using our website, social media channels, and in-person community outreach, we provide education and distribute infographics to raise awareness about the dangers of keeping unused prescriptions in the home or disposing of them improperly. We have received a commendation from the City Council of Grand Prairie, Texas, and have been featured on Fox 4 News, NBC 5 DFW, and other media outlets for our community service.
Watch this video for an overview of our mission and activities pre-COVID: Community Engagement Recap: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-wqajXT38I&list=PLGqYk8jZ208ng2YigiwWUyiHhv_R0GnJ3&index=14&t=143s
Learn more about Drop the Drugs, Inc.
ABOUT THE PSI ZETA CHAPTER OF ZETA PHI BETA SORORITY, INC.
The phenomenal chapter of Psi Zeta was chartered on December 11, 1937, in Fort Worth, TX. The sisters of the Psi Zeta Chapter are committed to uplifting and empowering the City of Fort Worth by creating different morale and environment for the citizens therein.
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For more information or to learn about sponsorship opportunities, contact Dr. mOe Anderson at (512) 713-0651 or email@example.com