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Addiction, Recovery, and the Failed War on Drugs

Description: Addiction, Recovery, and the Failed War on Drugs:
A community dialogue with Jose Benitez

Thursday, March 30th at 7 p.m.

US policies have been ineffective in preventing the current opioid crisis. People of color are disproportionately arrested and convicted for drug related crimes. What are the most effective tools to combat these destructive health disparities?

Benitez – A SUNY Brockport graduate – is the Executive Director of Prevention Point, Philadelphia, an agency founded in 1991 by ACT UP activists in response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Under the leadership of Benitez, the agency has earned a national reputation for its innovative harm reduction programs and advocacy of effective, humane substance abuse policies. A panel of community members will join Benitez in an eye-opening discussion of this timely topic.

The College at Brockport MetroCenter – 55 St. Paul Street - Rochester

Free Admission and discounted parking
For more information contact: amori2@brockport.edu or call 585-512-8822

Organized by the Rochester Social Welfare Action Alliance

Sponsored by: The House of Mercy; Person Centered Housing Options; and The College at Brockport’s: Promoting Diversity in Education Grant Fund; Department of Social Work; Student Social Work Organization; and Office of the Dean of Education and Human Services
Location: The College at Brockport MetroCenter – 55 St. Paul Street - Rochester
Date: Thursday, March 30, 2017
Time: 7:00pm EDT
Priority: 5-Medium
Access: Public
Created by: Ted Wilcox
Updated: Thursday, March 16, 2017 4:14am GMT