During National Recovery Month in September, San Bernardino Valley College partnered with the San Bernardino County Department of Behavioral Health (DBH) for several poetry events to celebrate and support those in recovery of substance abuse disorders and mental health challenges. In a series of promotional videos, SBVC student Brittani Delgado highlighted the multiple poetry workshops that were offered on campus, each with the theme “recovery, hope, healing, and prevention”. During the "Crafting the Poem" workshop, participants learned about the art of spoken word poetry, and using National Recovery Month as inspiration, wrote their own poems. In a follow-up workshop, they discovered how to tap into their inner performer, preparing for the live poetry reading on Sept. 30. The week culminated to the live performance, “Recovery Happens,” SBVC’s third theatre collaboration with the DBH. Held in the historic Auditorium, the event was hosted by author and poet Kat Magill, and featured a special reading by Kendrick Dial, a poet, songwriter, actor, and social worker. The event was also livestreamed for viewers to enjoy from the comfort of their home.