The Day of Empathy NH will take place in the heart of the city behind our federal and state court houses. While rich in history, this area also highlights the devastation that crime, addiction, and poor criminal justice policy has caused in NH as several homeless people frequent and sleep here. An overarching theme of our speakers will be the effects of our country's drug policy as several of our speakers have had brushes with both addiction and incarceration. We will open with a live musical performance. Then lead into our Keynote Speaker is Ritchie Farrell, award winning author, director, and motivational speaker who was a heroin addict and overcame many odds on the streets of Lowell. We will also hear from the child of a drug dealer who was in and out of prison, a state legislator, two former inmates who have risen to pave a destiny helping others, as well as a survivor of crime.
Speakers: Honorable State Representative Victoria Sullivan, Ritchie Farrell, Leonard Bell, Phil Spagnuolo, Nicole Martin, Keith Dillon