Tipping the Pain Scale

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Film Screening and Discussion Panel

Join us for a special film screening and discussion panel.

Film Synopsis:

The addiction crisis in America has reached a new boiling point, and courageous people – at all levels, from all walks of life – are rising to answer the call. Tipping the Pain Scale is a feature documentary film investigating the current systemic failures of how we have dealt with addiction to date, and follows six dynamic characters on their journey to develop and employ new, innovative, and often controversial solutions. It is a quasi-anthology, weaving characters through their own stories as they connect to the issues plaguing their community and the country in an urgent fight to save lives.

TONIGHT (08/18):

Join us TONIGHT (08/18) for the screening of Tipping the Pain Scale and a great discussion!

Where: Huston Tillotson University Agard-Lovinggood Auditorium

              900 Chicon St. Austin, TX 78702 (map)

PARKING: from IH-35 take 7th to Chalmers.Turn LEFT onto Chalmers. Parking lot is on the left. Across from the Huston Tilliston arch. If you go to 11th, you have gone to far.

Walk through the arch and up the stairs to the Auditorium.

When: 5:30pm (Doors open), Film starts at 5:45pm

Parking is free in the Agard-Lovinggood building lot; there will be a guard posted at the entrance and will guide you to the correct area.

Popcorn and Clean Cause will be served!

Haven't registered, that's ok! Come anyway!

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Meet the Panelists! 


President and Chief Cause Officer at CLEAN Cause Foundation

Julie’s passion is to grow people and build systems to achieve strategic objectives. Skilled in leveraging partnerships, stakeholder engagement, and resources to deliver outcomes, she is known for her collaborative approach to create change. As a distinctly experienced nonprofit leader, Julie has spent the last several years demonstrating her working knowledge of nonprofit best practices to develop and refine the recovery support in central Texas, and values rigorous exploration of how to enhance capacity to best serve communities in need. She is resolute in her commitment to volunteer work and focuses her service on efforts that impact system inequities.




Legal Systems Manager, Ending Community Homelessness Coalition (ECHO)

As a certified paralegal with 30+ years of experience in complex commercial and family law litigation and real estate development, Kyle switched from law firms to non-profit work in January as the Legal Systems Manager with Ending Community Homelessness Coalition (ECHO).  Kyle identifies as a woman in long-term recovery from Substance Use Disorder and other behavioral health issues.  She has personal experience with homelessness and the impact of incarceration on the family of the incarcerated.

Kyle is dedicated to her family and her community, and her extensive volunteer and advocacy work reflects the issues rooted in her own experiences and those of her loved ones - including decarceration, expanded access to low-barrier housing and health care, and integrating antiracist practices and principles. 

Today, Kyle brings a unique combination of personal and professional experience to her work while modeling how to work towards the change that she wishes to see. Kyle is a former board member for both Austin Recovery and Sunrise Neighborhood Youth Program, in addition to being a former Seedling Mentor. She is an active member of the Austin Recovery Alumni Association, Reentry Roundtable, BHCJAC and Texas Advocates for Justice.  Kyle has 4 beautiful children ranging in age from 4 to 23 and a partner of almost 17 years who is grateful she has finally joined him in the nonprofit sphere.

Special thank you to our partners!!!

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