Thursday Jun 02, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
THE POWERHOUSE ARENA [Dumbo]
37 Main Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
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Building on Sarah Resnick’s essay “H.” in Issue 24, n+1 presents a panel discussion on harm reduction and the future of drug policy.
About n + 1 Issue 24 Launch:
A young nurse examines the arms of a fiftysomething woman. The woman looks afraid. The nurse speaks in soft tones as she runs her hands along the woman’s forearms, helps her to locate a vein that isn’t damaged, scarred, or collapsed. The nurse ties a tourniquet around her biceps. They both pause. The woman, hand trembling, inserts the needle. The nurse removes the tourniquet. The woman pushes the plunger. ”H.” —Sarah Resnick, n+1 Issue 24
Building on Sarah Resnick’s essay “H.” in Issue 24, n+1 presents a panel discussion on harm reduction and the future of drug policy. Resnick will moderate, joined by Mike Selick of the Harm Reduction Coalition, Alyssa Aguilera of Vocal NY, Kristen Maye of the Drug Policy Alliance’s New York policy office, and George Carter of Act Up.
About the panelists:
Sarah Resnick (moderator) is a writer and senior editor of Triple Canopy. Her essay “H.: On Heroin and Harm Reduction” was published in issue twenty-four of n+1. She lives in New York.
Alyssa Aguilera is the Co-Executive Director at VOCAL-NY, a grassroots community organizing group that builds power among low-income people impacted by HIV/AIDS, the drug war, and mass incarceration. At VOCAL, Alyssa oversees the organization’s advocacy, development, and communications work. She also leads campaigns to reform discriminatory policing practices, create alternatives to the drug war, and address the collateral consequences of mass incarceration. Alyssa has previously organized in the Health Justice program at New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, Boston Workers Alliance, and SEIU’s Justice for Janitors campaign. She is a graduate of Harvard College.
George M. Carter is the founder and director of the Foundation for Integrative AIDS Research (www.fiar.us) and has been an AIDS activist since he joined the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP) in 1989.
Kristen Maye is a policy associate at the Drug Policy Alliance’s New York policy office, working at the intersection of racial justice and harm reduction.
Mike Selick coordinates the Harm Reduction Coalition’s policy and capacity building work focused on Hepatitis C. Mike has been a community organizer and advocate for human rights focusing on police accountability, inequality, drug use, sex work, homelessness, HIV, and Hepatitis C for more than a decade. Prior to joining the organization, he worked at New York City harm reduction programs for four years, first with a focus on public policy and peer training, and then as the syringe exchange program manager. He serves on the board of the PROS Network, which works to improve the health and rights of people engaging in the sex trade. Mike earned his Masters of Social Work with a concentration in Public Policy from Columbia University where he is currently an adjunct teaching new Social Workers about advocacy and harm reduction.
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