Like much of the country in full, our neighborhood in particular has been deeply affected by the growing opioid crisis. Many of our neighbors, to varying degrees, need an open door to care, some more acutely than others. As our neighborhood asks vital questions of itself in the wake of the 2020 Uprising, and we collectively formulate shared agreements regarding what “safety for all” means moving forward, it is urgently important that we consider health and safety as synonymous.
If you are interested in joining a growing, organic network that’s aim is to provide access to tools for those experiencing an opioid overdose join Confluence Studio and a coalition of addiction and harm reduction groups on Saturday, August 28th for a Naloxone training workshop and info session.
A representative from Steve Rummler Hope Network will be present to provide training in how to recognize the signs of a person at risk of overdosing from opioid in-take and how to administer both Intramuscular (IM) and Nasal Naloxone as a life saving measure. As well, free IM and Narcan kits will be made available for those willing to carry and administer aid if ever the need arrives. Furthermore, we will take this time to discuss plans towards cultivating and maintaining an organic network of care for the Lake St. Corridor, a “design system as entryway” so that training in the administration of NARCAN and its availability is as commonplace as CPR training or a defibrillator kit for those in cardiac arrest.
An amazing day hosting Marc Fischer for the first pop-up exhibit at the AMMU of two recent publications: Police Scanner and Legal Concealers. On view for at least another month…
Marc, Laura Baldwin, and Sam talked about the publications and the differences between navigating and observing the court system on a daily basis.
After a short break we jumped into a conversation between Sam and Kenneth Bailey of Boston’s Design Studio for Social Intervention…
Sam and Kenny’s conversation could have gone on and on, focusing on the poetics of social life and power, access to tools for grassroots transformation and so much more.
We’re excited to begin to transcribe these conversations and add them to a growing list of dialogues soon to be printed and distributed throughout the neighborhood.