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Thank you for another successful year!  We hope that you enjoyed yourself at the 2013 Western Regional Tapestry Conference!

Slippery Rock University will be issuing your CEU’s.  You should expect those in the mail over the next few weeks.  You will also receive a certificate for attending the conference via email from The Bair Foundation within the next 2 weeks.  

We look forward to seeing you again next year!
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Thursday, October 24 • 10:40am - 12:10pm
Homelessness and Drug Addiction LIMITED
Limited Capacity seats available

Brandi Kirby, along with the Prince of Peace Center, have been visiting local schools and colleges speaking to staff and students and sharing Brandi's personal journey of homelessness and drug addiction. In her past she was a drug addict and homeless at the age of 14 which lasted for over 10 years, and now she has completely turned her life around with the help of the community. Focusing on the positives in her life she hopes you will find her story filled with inspiration. Although her story hits on many areas of life, the main focus is to raise homeless awareness and drug prevention.

Brandi has been on the cover of Views and Voices magazine, had her story published through StoryCorps and filed in the Library of Congress in Washington DC, as well as volunteered at many community events. She has been recognized with awards, but the most rewarding thing she does is speaking to today's youth because that is where it all starts. The decisions they make today will be the ones that will affect not only their own personal future, but also the future of our community.


Speakers
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Brandi Kirby

Board Member, Prince of Peace Center
Providing Hope and Awareness By Educating Others..That's Brandi Kirby's inspiring message that she conveys to those who are willing to listen. She reaches out to those who are hopeless and helpless through the most difficult times of their lives. Her life story of despair involving living on the streets at 14 and a decade of drugs and violence seems too much for one person to have lived, however the dramatic changes she's made has been so... Read More →


Thursday October 24, 2013 10:40am - 12:10pm
Ballroom B - Slippery Rock University, Robert M. Smith Student Center