Jamestown, N.Y. – Evergreen Health provides vital low-threshold health care services for people who use substances, delivered in an environment that is inclusive, compassionate, respectful and judgment-free.
Evergreen Syringe Exchange Program Coordinator Ian Eastman is speaking at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Jamestown’s (UUCJ) virtual Sunday service on February 13, 10:30 a.m.
Eastman’s talk, “Fighting Stigma and Saving Lives,” will describe the core principles of harm reduction and offer hopeful paths forward in the midst of the overdose crisis.
The presentation most closely relates to the first two of the seven Principles that Unitarian Universalist congregations affirm and promote: the inherent worth and dignity of every person and justice, equity and compassion in human relations.
Eastman is a graduate of SUNY Empire State College, with a B.S. in Cultural Studies, and Northwest Nazarene University, with an M.A. in Spiritual Formation. Buffalo Business First honored him with a 2022 IDEA Award in recognition of his efforts towards diversity and inclusion in health care.
For those who are interested, an optional virtual coffee hour in breakout rooms follows the service.
To learn more about Evergreen Health, visit EvergreenHS.org. Evergreen’s Jamestown location is 320 Prather Avenue; phone (716) 664-7855.
Because of COVID-19 concerns, UUCJ Sunday services remain virtual instead of returning to 1255 Prendergast Avenue. Anyone is welcome to participate with the link at UUJamestown.org/calendar.
The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Jamestown is a progressive, liberal religious community serving the southern tier of Western New York and Warren County, Pennsylvania. The UUCJ’s mission is to promote and provide a community where diverse people of all ages may explore the meaning of existence, give expression to liberal religious values, and work for a just, sustainable society.