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On Monday, August 22 at 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time, our featured guest on Branco Broadcast will be Christine McDonald. To participate on the program, please call 712-832-8294, and use pass code 514295. Please be sure you mute your phones at all times unless you are asking Christine a question. The code to do this is 4-star. When you are finished with your question, please mute your phone again because we want to avoid all background noise. Also, try to arrive on the call 10 minutes before our guest so you won’t miss anything. Here is some information about Christine.
Christine McDonald is the founder of Christine’s Vision (www.christinesvision.org) and the Program Director of Restoration House of Greater Kansas City (www.restorationhousekc.com). She is the author of “Cry Purple” where she gives a glimpse of life on the streets, the violence she experienced, the role addiction played in her journey, and the challenges and barriers she encountered while putting her life back together. She will change the way you look at life, people, and circumstances forever.
Christine uses her lived experience as a tool to break stigmas, construct conversations for change, and allow outsiders-looking-in to see beneath the surface to the humanity of the hurting and the challenges they face in main stream reintegration from the private and public sectors. As she overcame her past and claimed her place in future as a change-maker, Christine has received numerous honors and awards including the 2009 Inspiring Change honor, the 2010 Ex-Offender of the Year award, 2014 Missouri Abolitionist of the Year award, and was named the 2015 Missouri Champion from the Missouri Mental Health Foundation for her work for those in recovery.
Christine diligently worked in Missouri with individuals, groups, churches, and legislators to lift the lifetime food stamp ban for drug felons reminding us that “all are worthy of food.” She is currently working with city, state and national legislators to write legislation that protects victims of human trafficking and sexual exploitation as well as working to break down barriers for those with criminal histories, homelessness, and substance abuse disorders. She holds seats on a number of committees and boards from local to national levels, including the Missouri State Advisory Council on Drug and Alcohol Addiction and the Governor’s Council to End Homelessness. Christine has been featured on PBS, CBS, NPR, Fox, Missouri Viewpoints with Mike Ferguson, The Wall Street Journal, and a number of other media outlets. She has been featured on multiple documentaries speaking on topics such as re-entry, substance abuse, and human trafficking. Her current project is Piercing the Bubble: A Documentary on Human Trafficking in The Midwest.
With over 75 key note speeches, 50 workshop facilitations, 30 testimonies on legislative floors, and 100 inspirational and faith-based presentations, Christine’s lived experience coupled with her education and training provide her the perfect insight to see beneath the surface of our society’s otherwise invisible populations.
Christine challenges us to see beneath the surface and connect to the humanity of our society’s hurting, exposing their challenges and their barriers.
Christine will give a brief presentation and then take questions from our participants. We look forward to hearing from all of you on Monday night.