Fairbanks 2015 Circle of Hope Dinner Keynote Speaker Announced
February 13, 2015
Fairbanks is excited to announce that Greg Williams is the keynote speaker for the 2015 Fairbanks Circle of Hope Dinner! Greg is a communications specialist, health policy advocate and award-winning documentary filmmaker. He specializes in the creation of compelling, purposeful content and is dedicated to creating positive changes in health system efficiency and quality.
Greg is a person in long-term recovery from addiction since age seventeen. For the past six years, he has worked with non-profit and government agencies to create positive changes in substance use disorder prevention, treatment and recovery policies for youth and families. He is the owner of 4th Dimension Productions, LLC and the writer and producer of the groundbreaking independent film, The Anonymous People.
The Anonymous People highlights the 23.5 million Americans living in long-term recovery from addiction to drugs and alcohol. The film exposes the social stigma and discrimination that has kept voices of recovery silent for decades. In 2013, the film was released in the United States and Canada and is now available digitally and on DVD. Two years later, the film continues to fuel a change in conversation that aims to transform public opinion and shift problematic policy toward lasting recovery solutions. The Anonymous People has received widespread acclaim and a variety awards in the industry. Greg Williams’ next project, Generation Found, focuses on young people in recovery and the cultivation of a supportive community.
Greg has a Bachelor’s degree in Media Production from Quinnipiac University and a Master’s degree from New York University focused on Addiction Public Policy and Documentary Film. As an advocate, Greg has spoken to legislative bodies and has been featured in news stories surrounding youth addiction recovery by ABC World News, NBC News, The Prevention Researcher, Family Circle Magazine and The Hartford Courant. For additional information about Greg Williams and to read some of these national articles, please visit http://manyfaces1voice.org/press.php.