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April 9, 2019, 9:30 PM
Drug use and addiction have long been treated as a crime in the U.S., but with record numbers of people dying of overdoses and legally prescribed medications implicated in many of those deaths attitudes are beginning to shift. Yet decades of media coverage and laws reflecting a drug war mentality may take longer to change. Panelists will discuss how art, media, research, and advocacy can influence how we respond to problematic drug use—through treatment, harm reduction, and other services—and help people rebuild their lives after addiction.
Moderated by: Susan Stellin, MPH - Reporter, researcher, and adjunct professor of Journalism + Design, The New School
Part of the Open Society Foundations' Dialogues on Drug Policy series at The New School
Graham MacIndoe, Photographer and assistant professor of Photography at Parsons; Tracie Gardner, Vice President of Policy Advocacy, Legal Action Center; Pedro Mateu-Gelabert, PhD, Principal Investigator and Deputy Director, Institute of Infectious Disease Research., National Development Research Institutes, Inc
*Opening reception 5:30 - 6:30 PM. Free with registration. Seating is first come first serve*
*Related Exhibit: Beyond Addiction: Reframing Recovery April 6-20
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