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Join Straight Talk Support Group at the Heritage Music Festival on Thursday February 11 at 6PM for a screening of Middle of Nowhere

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Come out to support Straight Talk Support Group at 6:30pm October 24th 2014 at the Durham Convention Center at the Durham City Center Marriott.

We will be screening the award-winning film middle of nowhere, which tells the story of Ruby, a medical student who drops out of school to focus on her recently incarcerated husband’s well-being. The film was written and directed by Ava DuVernay, who was the first African-American woman to win the Best Director Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. You can learn more about the film here:

Tickets are $25 and can be purchased through Brown Paper Tickets, over the phone, or at the door. Proceeds from the event will support Straight Talk’s ongoing efforts to provide services for the friends and family members of individuals in prison or jail. Specifically, money raised from the middle of nowhere fundraiser will help Straight Talk build a resource center for families dealing with the incarceration of a loved one, fund our share-a-ride program, operate our crisis line, and develop our programming.

For more information on these elements of Straight Talk, please see our “About” page. Straight Talk has grown substantially over the past year, and your ticket purchase will help us fund our extended efforts.

To order by phone, please call either 919.599.3370 or 919.599.5125.

The schedule of events is as follows:
6:30pm Doors open at the Durham Convention Center (address and map below)
6:30-7:30pm Opening reception with light refreshments
7:30-9:30pm Film screening and post-screening conversation

If you are unable to attend but would like to support Straight Talk, you can make a tax-deductible donation through our partner organization,Community Success Initiative. Please make a check out to Community Success Initiative, add “Straight Talk Donation” in the memo line, and mail to: PO BOX 51654, Durham, NC 27717.

Community Success Initiative is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization emphasizing successful transitions from prison or jail that currently supports the work of Straight Talk.

If you have any questions about this event, Straight Talk, or how to make a donation, please use our contact page or call Cheryl McDonald at 919.599.3370.

Durham City Center Marriott Convention Center, 301 W. Morgan Street, Durham, NC 27701; 919.956.9404