Restart. Recover. Redeem.
Rob Perez and his wife Diane have taken on an incredible venture. Their restaurant, Dv8 Kitchen gives second chance employment to former addicts, in a state where opioid addiction is among the worst in the country. A former addict himself, in his talk, Rob tells a deeply personal and courageous story about his path toward bringing Dv8 to life, finding a powerful source of purpose. Rob reflects on what it means to be an addict, how we treat addicts as a society, and ultimately what we can all do on a personal level to impact change and help others restart. *This talk contains some graphic descriptions and language.