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Dope is Death Virtual Film Screening

April 9, 2021 @ 6:00 pm 8:00 pm

Join us for a documentary about POC bringing community acupuncture to the Bronx in the 70s, followed by a discussion of harm reduction today

About this Event

Dope Is Death is “the story of how Dr. Mutulu Shakur, along with fellow Black Panthers and the Young Lords, combined community health with radical politics to create the first acupuncture detoxification program in America in 1973 – a visionary project eventually deemed too dangerous to exist.”

We’ll screen the film on Zoom, followed by a facilitated discussion of harm reduction supports and practices specific to the Western Massachusetts area including community acupuncture, herbal medicine, Narcan, and peer support, as well as the limitations of methadone treatment.

Although we’ll be talking about experiences in our geographic area, folks are welcome to participate from anywhere and contribute to the conversation.

This event is sponsored by the Wildflower AlliancePeople’s Medicine ProjectRecover Project, and Stone Soup Cafe.

All who register for the event can sign up to receive a free care package that includes herbal teas from People’s Medicine Project, a People’s History poster from Just Seeds, and more TBD (while supplies last). Care package funding comes from the Opioid Task Force of Franklin County and the North Quabbin Region’s COVID-19 community grant.