On Monday, November 5th, UM hosted the 3rd bi-annual JAR Forum for a Safer New York City. This Forum centered on the the growing concern and impact of the local opioid epidemic.
Our panel discussion was facilitated by the Emmy-award winning journalist, Brook Silva-Braga, and led by the following expert practitioners, law enforcement and non-profit professionals, professors, advocates, recovering addicts, and authors: Dr. Sarah Church, Allan Clear, Dr. Chinazo Cunningham, Julia DeWalt, Susan Herman, Erin Khar, Jake Nichols, Dr. Fred Rotgers, Dr. Andrew Tatarsky, Dr. Lloyd Sederer, and Dr. Sharon Stancliff. The conversation dove deep into the causes of and solutions to the crisis, at a time where every 7 hours someone in NYC is dying of a drug overdose. The audience engaged with informed, personal, and dynamic questions. At the conclusion of the event, both panelists and audience members had the opportunity to meet and network. This Forum brought New Yorkers together to work towards a better and safer city.
Check out the video below: