Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Special Young Professionals Presentation
This special speaker event is intended primarily for students and young professionals. If this describes you or someone you know who would benefit from this career and personal development opportunity, please plan to join us or share this information.
Nic Sheff’s heartbreaking and inspiring struggle with substance abuse disorder is the story of Beautiful Boy, a major motion picture starring Timothée Chalamet as Nic and Steve Carell as his father, David. The film, which earned Golden Globe and SAG nominations for Chalamet, is based on Nic’s New York Times bestselling memoir, Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines and David’s bestseller of the same title. Sharing an unglamorized, authentic, and heart-touching story of substance abuse and recovery that is deeply rooted in mental illness, Nic has been recognized as “a life-changing speaker.” In his talk, “Tweak: A Harrowing, but Hopeful Portrait of Addiction,” he puts a compelling human face on our nation’s substance abuse epidemic, encouraging those who struggle to embrace help and bringing hope to all who are touched by it.
PRE-EVENT DINNER IN GRAND UPTON HALL
BEGINNING AT 5:30 PM
Join us for a buffet dinner served in Grand Upton Hall before each speaker this season. Dinner begins at 5:30 with a 15 - 30 minute program featuring local, relevant topics or entertainment beginning at 6:30. Following dinner, you will take a short walk through The Mendel Center to the Mainstage where your reserved speaker presentation seats await. Economic Club of Southwestern Michigan Speakers Series members have the first opportunity to reserve your place at dinner – at special member pricing – before tickets are made available to the public. Seating is limited.
Member dinner tickets - $25 per dinner
Public dinner tickets - $35 per dinner
Presented in collaboration with Benton Harbor Promise and The First Tee of Benton Harbor.