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The Birth of AA in Rochester

Inside a gatehouse in Akron, Ohio, two men shared their stories with one another back in Spring of 1935. Since then, AA has grown to over 2 million members worldwide. It's astonishing effectiveness still begins with the simple action of one alcoholic sharing his or her story with another. How AA found it's way to Rochester NY in April of 1942 is a story in itself, prefaced by decades of local efforts to cure, control, or simply put the alcoholic away. At the center of the story is psychiatrist G. Kirby Collier, an expert in epilepsy treatment who sought out a solution for several of his most hopeless alcoholic patients and, in doing so, set in motion something far greater than he could ever have envisioned.

Presenter Mary Gleason is a public librarian, and the archivist for the Rochester Area Intergroup, Inc., a service body for the members of Alcoholics Anonymous.

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Monday, December 9, 2019
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Gates - Library Meeting Room
Gates Public Library
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