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Health Autonomy Clinic: Harm Reduction in the Age of Pandemic
May 5, 2020 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm EDT
Join NATURE Lab and the Health Autonomy Network for a workshop focused on harm reduction solidarity in the age of COVID-19. We will view the opiate epidemic as a crisis within a crisis, and examine the history of harm reduction networks as well as current harm reduction initiatives and resources. The event also features guests who will discuss current strategies in Harm Reduction and the current COVID-19 crisis, including Nancy Campbell, author of “OD: Naloxone and the Politics of Overdose,” who will speak about the history of an unnatural disaster—drug overdose—and the emergence of Naloxone as a social and technological solution. Additional participants include Frank Coughlin, MD and Heath Autonomy Clinic Co-Coordinator; Ed Fox, Harm Reduction Manager with Project Safe Point; Jasmine Landry, co-founder of Albany Med Addiction Coalition; Leah Miller-lloyd, harm reductionist and fourth-year medical student at Albany Medical College; and Ariela Zamcheck, DO. Preceded by a community potluck.
About Nancy Campbell
Nancy D. Campbell is Professor and Department Head of Science and Technology Studies at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, where she has taught for over two decades. Her most recent book is OD: Naloxone and the Politics of Overdose Prevention (MIT Press, 2020). She was a FRIAS Senior Fellow and Marie Curie Fellow of the European Union at the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS) in 2017-2018. She is one of three editors of the Journal of the Social History of Alcohol and Drugs. Other books include Discovering Addiction: The Science and Politics of Substance Abuse Research (University of Michigan Press, 2007); Gendering Addiction: The Politics of Drug Treatment in a Neurochemical World (co-authored with Elizabeth Ettorre; Palgrave, 2011); The Narcotic Farm: The Rise and Fall of America’s First Prison for Drug Addicts (co-authored with JP Olsen and Luke Walden; Abrams, 2008); and Using Women: Gender, Drug Policy, and Social Justice (Routledge, 2000).
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